Unions not doing their bit for transformation - SARU

2015-12-04 13:42
Oregan Hoskins (File)

Cape Town - South African Rugby Union (SARU) president Oregan Hoskins says that South Africa’s unions are not doing enough to provide black players to the Springboks.

Hoskins was in Cape Town on Friday addressing media over Heyneke Meyer’s decision to step down as Springbok coach this week.

Hoskins said that the SARU leadership had met with Meyer last week, and that a “fruitful” discussion on his contract, and issues of transformation, was had.

Whoever the next Springbok coach was, Hoiskins said, would need to know that the job would place transformation at the very top of the agenda over the next four years.

When asked if the unions were playing their part, Hoskins replied with an emphatic “no”.

“They’re not doing enough. We’re at crisis point in terms of that,” he said.

“That glass ceiling has become almost concrete and we need to break it. And the way that we can break it in South African rugby is through the provinces, especially the franchise provinces. They need to play their part.

“Cosatu is going to ask for me to be fired, which is fine. But right behind me is going to have to be the presidents of the big unions because unless they assist us in transformation ... it just has to happen.

“My appeal for 2016 is that we have much more exposure to players of colour.”

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