SARU reiterates Kings’ Super Rugby position- 23 May 2012 00:00:00
South African Rugby Union CEO, Jurie Roux, has reassured the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Sport that the Southern Kings would participate in next year’s Super Rugby competition.
A delegation of the leadership of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) made a scheduled appearance before the committee to discuss a number of issues, namely the Southern Kings involvement in Super Rugby 2013.
Jurie Roux, the CEO of SARU, told the committee: ‘The Kings will play in the competition in 2013, but not at the expense of one of the other franchises.’
‘Resolving that part of the equation is the issue at hand and we have a number of proposals to take to the Exco (Executive Council) and ultimately to the General Council for a decision in July.’
How SARU will resolve the issue remains to be seen, with some media reporting that SARU could stick with its initial decision, with the last placed South African team in this year's Super Rugby competition dropping out.
In this scenario, the Lions would drop out at the expense of the Kings.