SA Rugby takes over embattled Western Province

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SA Rugby takes over embattled Western Province

Former SA Rugby CEO Rian Oberholzer has been tasked with guiding the rugby union out of its financial quagmire

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SA Rugby has lost patience with the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) and has taken over administrative control.

SA Rugby informed the embattled union of its decision after an endorsement from the executive council (exco).

Immediate oversight of WP, which has been mired in administrative upheaval and is on the brink of financial collapse, has been handed to former SA Rugby CEO Rian Oberholzer. Oberholzer is a seasoned administrator having served as Sanzaar’s CEO at Super Rugby’s launch before taking over the SA Rugby position between 1996 and 2003...

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