Cape Town - SA Rugby
has announced that the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) has fulfilled all
the criteria required by the mother body to complete its transition out of
According to a SA Rugby statement, The
Executive Council of SA Rugby formally rescinded the imposition of sanctions
under clause 28 of the SA Rugby constitution which suspends a member’s voting
rights and places them under administration.
affairs had been placed into the administrative control of SA Rugby – at the
union’s invitation – in April 2016 to help regularise the union’s affairs as it
faced a number of financial challenges.
of the union’s day-to-day affairs was returned to the EPRU in April, 2017, and
the formal lifting of the Clause 28 status completes the return to normality,
with the reinstatement of the union’s voting rights at SA Rugby general
winds of change are blowing through EP Rugby and the new structure and
executive are making great strides,” said Mark Alexander, president of SA
“They have been working for an extended period on turning around the
union’s affairs and this decision completes the process.”In that time the EPRU
has adopted a new constitution and appointed a new executive, featuring
independent local businesspeople.