Former Springbok coach Jake White says SA Rugby should heed the advice of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa gave an inspiring State of the Nation address in parliament last Friday in which he outlined his vision for the country.
‘SA Rugby should almost copy and paste his speech and swap political terms with words like “rugby”, “schools”, “clubs”, “players” and “administrators”,’ White wrote in his column for All Out Rugby.
‘He said his words were not lip service and that things would be measured, and he spoke about taking ownership of that. And that’s exactly what we need in SA Rugby – people taking ownership and responsibility for getting it right.
‘The president said he’s not going to tolerate corruption and one of the things that resonated with me is that he said no government member is going to be involved in procurement. Instead, there will be a special committee to deal with procurement. It should be the same in our rugby – no jobs for pals.’