Cape Town – Oregan Hoskins has stepped down as president of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
Hoskins was in the firing line with several provincial unions reportedly eager to see him replaced.
According to Netwerk24, as many as 10 of South Africa’s 14 provincial unions wanted Hoskins to be removed from his post.
Those 10 unions are rumoured to include all the “bigger” unions in South Africa with Hoskins only able to rely on the support of some of the so-called smaller unions.
Hoskins’ relationship with SARU CEO Jurie Roux also turned sour in recent times, after Hoskins earlier this year tried to get Roux suspended from his role.
Roux is facing allegations of financial mismanagement of funds during his time at Stellenbosch University.
There was also tension between Hoskins and SARU’s head of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, who has since left to become director of rugby at Irish club Munster.
Story by Sport24 – original source