Durban - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Tuesday closed ranks, refusing to confirm whether or not it was investigating claims that five black Springboks had approached Cosatu voicing concerns over team selections.
It was reported on Monday that five black players had approached Cosatu voicing concerns that they were not satisfied that enough was being done to transform the national team.
Western Cape Cosatu chairperson Motlatsi Tsubane said two white Springboks had also “put their weight behind the matter” and felt that not enough had been done in terms of transformation.
When contacted by Sport24 on Tuesday, SARU GM: Corporate Affairs Andy Colquhoun could not comment on whether or not SARU was aware of the meeting Cosatu was referring to.
Instead, SARU’s stance was this: "SARU recently signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with government and SASCOC on a strategic transformation plan for rugby. Our focus now is on delivering on our understanding with them and we will continue to engage with sports leadership in the country on our progress."
The Boks are set to announce their team for this weekend’s Test in Argentina on Wednesday.