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McKeever getting back into rugby?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 13 Nov 2008 at 09:38
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Tony McKeever, who will be standing for the position of president in the forthcoming Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) elections, believes new Elephants coach Chris Grobler should not unpack his bags too quickly.

“Pat de Silva (currently president of EP) appointed Grobler irregularly. He had no mandate to do that at this time of the year,” said McKeever, who was previously chief executive of the Southern Spears.

“It was specifically noted at a meeting of the EPRU’s executive that no coach would be appointed before the elections.”

Michael Green writes in Die Burger that De Silva rejected McKeever’s statement with contempt.

“It’s nonsense. I had a mandate and we followed the correct procedure,” he said.

McKeever also accused De Silva of using the EPRU’s resources to wage his campaign to be re-elected as president.

“I’ve not even had time yet to campaign for votes!,” was De Silva’s riposte.

“People and clubs are phoning me about the elections.”

McKeever also had plenty to say about the other two candidates – Cheeky Watson and Willie Blundin.

“I know Cheeky well and regularly speak to him. I’m not as political as he is and prefer to focus on rugby and strengthen the clubs and the area,” he said.

He wondered whether Blundin would have a rescue plan for the EPRU and could action it quickly. “Or will he need six months to learn the job?”

McKeever said he was standing alone as president and does not have other officials that he will nominate for positions.

De Silva on Wednesday announced his team for the election on November 29.

It is: De Silva (president), Hannes Marais (senior vice-president), Dan Ngqape (junior vice-president), Melvin David (development), Bassie van der Walt (finance), Laurie Marx (disciplinary) en Julius Mali (facilities).


  • It will be interesting to see who wins this and if they can really return EP to their former glories. (well sorta glories)

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.11.08 09:44:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I will be watching this with interest.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.11.08 10:37:57 by MorneN Reply
  • Hey Tony if you want someone for development, I am available, but only if I can live on the Garden Route ne – no commuting.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.11.08 10:47:10 by MorneN Reply
  • @MorneN (Comment 3) :


  • Comment 4, posted at 13.11.08 10:55:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Dont you already have it good in false bay?

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.11.08 11:59:20 by PJLD Reply
  • Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    This poor guy is gonna get screwed again… he’s a sucker for a good cause and a sadomachocist to boot.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.11.08 12:06:55 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • So SARU don’t want TmcK or Cheeky. So it will be between De Silva or Blundin???

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.11.08 12:10:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Hasn’t Da Silva been in charge for years now?Stirling job he is doing.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.11.08 12:11:54 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 8) :

    So it will be Blundin then. 😉

    Leaving himslef open for a few comments with that surname. 😛

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.11.08 12:14:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.11.08 13:56:02 by PJLD Reply
  • Provinceworld .co .za 😈

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.11.08 13:57:34 by PJLD Reply
  • RobD is a Luke Watson stalker and KSA is a great believer in Victor Matfields tight game and captaincy.

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.11.08 13:58:51 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 10) : @PJLD (Comment 11) : @PJLD (Comment 12) : He he he…someone’s been having fun… 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.11.08 14:06:52 by Kamov Ka50 - blckshrk Reply
    blackshark - I'm back!
  • Well shyte man,everyone else seems to be working.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.11.08 14:11:04 by PJLD Reply

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