Hoskins elected to IRB post

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 13 Dec 2011 at 08:17
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South Africa’s Oregan Hoskins was elected to the post of IRB vice-chairman in Los Angeles last night, beating off the challenge of former Lions captain Bill Beaumonmt, who has held the post for the last four years.

Beaumont, who was also in the running for the chairmanship, lost that race too, with Frenchman Bernard Lapasset re-elected for another 4 years at the helm. Once the French incumbent had defeated Beaumont in the race for the top job, he then turned the knife by casting the deciding vote that saw Hoskins replace the Englishman as his deputy – two rounds of regular voting had been unable to split the candidates.

Hoskins will continue to operate as chairman of SARU in addition to his IRB work.


  • He will neglect one job, rather resign and bring back Loius Luyt

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.12.11 08:29:44 by Mutley Reply
  • gm rob mate ,

    i am sure you meant the last four years (4)??

    BTW ran into Mark Richards at century city here in Cape Town yesterday, nice fella , sadly says he wont be returning to the Sharks again , it seems he is taken to 7’s very long term

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.12.11 08:32:57 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : Forget Luyt…the master of the press conference and man manger supremo PDivvy is in need of a job-head of SARU…hey why not?

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.12.11 08:34:31 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) :

    Hoskins too indecisive for my liking,

    but Luyt is backwards. He’d be one of the last who should take up the post again – besides being an old man. Would rather bring back that Nkanunu joker. 😆 Not really, but yeah.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.12.11 08:49:38 by hendrikp Reply

  • If Brian van Rooyen ever got the job again I’ll be crying myself to sleep until his reign of terror is over.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.12.11 08:51:57 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 4) : Isnt it a job requirement of a politician to be indecisive?

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.12.11 09:01:32 by SheldonK Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 5) :

    ill join you if Divv ever coaches the Boks again …

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.12.11 09:01:50 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) :

    im not sure 😐

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.12.11 09:02:18 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : U sounding like a good can u say a lot of words without making a single point? and u must be able to master the use of the words “ummm” and “err”

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.12.11 09:05:29 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) :

    errrrrr . yes we need to go forward

    ummm .. i feel its the way forward ..

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.12.11 09:07:24 by Zibbie Reply
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  • New Zealand backed the wrong horse! 😕

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.12.11 09:11:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 2) : Noooooooooooo! 😥 he has to come back to the Sharks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.12.11 09:18:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) : Id vote for u! haha

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.12.11 09:25:52 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 11) : Don’t worry, Hoskins isn’t strong enough to see the inbalance in NZ’s favour corrected. 🙂

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.12.11 09:26:05 by KSA Shark Š Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 6)

    Yeah good point.

    : @Zibbie (Comment 7) :

    Divvy ain’t heavy.

    He’s not going to be reappointed, but heck if it were a straight pick between him and Straueli I’d be praying for Divvy 😆

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.12.11 09:35:59 by hendrikp Reply

  • I’m sure the sharks have a new man in charge as well : hansard ?

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.12.11 10:14:40 by bergshark Reply

  • I just hope he chooses the next SA coach for “purely rugby reasons” else its another four years of torture…

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.12.11 15:29:04 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Harold Verster is jobless?!
    🙂 🙂 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.12.11 23:27:54 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • The IRB want yes men he is clearly a yes man, who can’t stand up for himself or his union, look at the Sanzar set up as an example the Aussies ND Kiwis run the show and we say yes sir no sir 3 bags full sir!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.12.11 10:28:13 by theswan4 Reply


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