Stofile out of line

Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :In the news on 10 Feb 2008 at 17:18

News24 reports that the audit committee of the South African Rugby Union (Saru) said on Sunday that Saru president Oregan Hoskins was correct when he instructed his deputy Mike Stofile not to have discussions with former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer on the latter’s future with South African rugby.

Stofile defied the order in what seemed an obvious jockeying for position before the elections next month, maintaining that he had been given a mandate to do so by the presidents’ council.

However, the audit committee of the presidents’ council has found that no final decision had been taken regarding discussions with Meyer.

Hoskins was of the opinion that no consensus had been reached about a future position for Meyer, who lost the race to become Springbok coach to Peter de Villiers.

Hoskins admitted at the time the appointment was announced that De Villiers’s appointment was not based on rugby reasons alone.


  • And now Heyneke has gone and walked away from all forms of rugby.

    Makes you wonder…

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.02.08 17:19:40 by Vinnie Reply
    VinChainSawTeam captain
  • You smell a rat?

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.02.08 18:08:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ja saw this coming from a long mile. Hoskins started so well but he missed the Jake White boat. Now he is going to fall on his own sword but with Zuma in control may mean the Stofiles go the same way!

    Longing to the Danie Craven days of giving the politicians a middle finger and voting for rugby alone!

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.02.08 19:59:17 by PaarlBok Reply

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