A legal team is preparing to submit an official complaint to the International Rugby Board (IRB), against the South African Rugby Union’s (SARU) proposed quota system, civil rights organisation AfriForum have said on Monday.
AfriForum chief executive Kallie Kriel said IRB rules prohibited racial discrimination and political interference in rugby.
“SARU’s instruction to the Springbok coach is a crude form of racial discrimination and an indication that SARU has surrendered to the quota threats of the minister of sport, Fikile Mbalula,” Kriel said in a statement.
AfriForum’s legal team would look into the possibility of opening a case with the International Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS).
Beeld newspaper reported on Monday that SARU president Oregan Hoskins had sent a message to Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer about having a greater representation of blacks in the national team.
Hoskins said he personally delivered the message to Meyer.
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