Cape Town - Last week when SARU president Oregan Hoskins addressed media in Cape Town, things were serious.
Issues over transformation and the future of Springbok rugby were the order of the day, and there were a lot of curious faces sitting around the boardroom table at SARU's headquarters in Plattekloof.
But there was a light-hearted moment when one journalist asked Hoskins if he was confident that a Heyneke Meyer book would mirror SARU's stance on the former Bok coach's decision to step down.
Hoskins had said that Meyer's decision was the result of a "fruitful", two-way conversation that was heavily centred around transformation.
Mutual respect, said Hoskins, was a key component of the talks and he side-stepped suggestions that Meyer had been told that he would not be considered for the job should he re-apply for his post in 2016.
"Jake (White) wrote a book, Peter de Villiers wrote a book... and Heyneke will write his book," said Hoskins.
"Let’s wait... it’ll be exciting.
"No, I don’t want to be flippant. These things work in such a way. It’s about employer/employee dynamics and relationships. I think Heyneke is a decent person and I’ve worked well with him in the last four years."I don’t want to guess what his version is going to be, I really don't know. I think that it wouldn’t be materially divergent with what I’ve shared with you now."