Southern Kings

SARU set up task group to manage Southern Kings

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The South African Rugby Union have released a statement confirming that they
have established an operational implementation task group to oversee the running
of the Southern Kings franchise in Super Rugby, SARU announced on Monday.

The group will meet in Cape Town on Wednesday to put in place the structures
and processes required to take control of the running of the Southern Kings.

“We will be leaning heavily on EPRU personnel in this implementation process
in due course and they are providing us with certain documentation to determine
the current landscape at the franchise, ” said Jurie Roux, SARU CEO.

“This is a nuts and bolts process to establish what needs doing in the short
term and what the longer term requirements may be.

“We understand that Kings supporters as well as staff and players have dozens
of questions but until all the planning is in place and firm decisions have
been taken it would be unfair to comment on all the speculation that is currently
underway.

“Our single aim is to put in a place a robust structure that attends to the
playing and commercial needs of the Southern Kings for Super Rugby. Once that
is well underway we will be able to go into more detail. “

Roux said that he implementation task group would initially comprise SARU general
managers with differing expertise and a management representative from the EPRU
and one from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium management company.

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