Springboks

Hoskins unfazed by quota row

2014-06-24 11:27
Oregan Hoskins (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South African Rugby Union (SARU) president Oregan Hoskins is unfazed by civil rights organisation AfriForum's threats to lay an official complaint with the International Rugby Board (IRB) after SARU urged Bok coach Heyneke Meyer to pick more black players.

AfriForum chief executive Kallie Kriel said IRB rules prohibited racial discrimination and political interference in rugby.

"SARU's instruction to the Springbok coach is a crude form of racial discrimination and an indication that SARU has surrendered to the quota threats of the minister of sport, Fikile Mbalula," Kriel told SAPA on Monday.

He said AfriForum's legal team would look into the possibility of opening a case with the International Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS).

This comes after it was reported on Monday that Hoskins had sent a message to Meyer about having a greater representation of blacks, especially black Africans, in the national team.

Hoskins, who is also the vice-chairperson of the IRB, does not appear to be too worried about AfriForum's threats.

He told Tuesday's Cape Times that AfriForum had been writing to the IRB for a long time and that he was not going to react to them as it was not the first time they were doing it.

It is believed that the SARU Exco gave Hoskins the mandate to address the issue with Meyer following their meeting with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) in Johannesburg last week.

SARU's performance and transformation agenda was examined at the meeting.

Read more on:    saru  |  oregan hoskins  |  kallie kriel  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Read poised to succeed McCaw

2015-09-05 11:03

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
116 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which player can consider himself unluckiest at not making the 31-man Springbok Rugby World Cup squad?

 
 
/World Cup
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.