The South African Rugby Union Presidents Council on Friday confirmed the Unions interest in bidding to host either the 2015 or 2019 IRB Rugby World Cup.
Rugby 365 reports that Union President Oregan Hoskins briefed council members on the bidding process and secured agreement that the South African Rugby Union would inform the IRB (International Rugby Board) of their interest while considering the implications of making a formal bid.
“I hope to be meeting shortly with the sports minister to discuss our intentions. The IRB require a substantial guarantee and rugby on its own would be unable to foot the bill,” said Hoskins.
It was also noted that officials had a positive meeting with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) regarding the process of moving to a unitary structure.
The matter will now go to the management committee (MANCO) for discussion next month.
SARU also confirmed that they would bid to host either the 2011 or 2012 IRB Junior World Championships in Durban, and that no current of former Springboks being eligible to play for the Emerging Springboks.
Furthermore, it was decided at the meeting that the contracting of Springboks would be undertaken by a seven-man committee including the national coach, Manager of national teams, national selectors, Union President, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board.Tweet