SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has been elected to World Rugby’s executive council.
Following elections held in Dublin on Wednesday, Alexander was named to replace Pat Whelan of Ireland, who stood down earlier this year.
‘It is a huge honour to be named on the executive body among a number of highly respected administrators in the game,’ Alexander said.
‘South Africa has had a strong representation on the executive over time, and I am proud and humbled to follow in that tradition.
‘These are exciting times for rugby with a number of opportunities – as well as challenges – and I am delighted to be part of this group that will be determined to continue the growth and interest in the game around the world.’
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