JOHANNESBURG – The South African rugby (SA Rugby) announced on Friday that it has tweaked its constitution to allow for an addition of a female representative in its delegation as required by the World Rugby Union.
The sports mother body stipulates that nations should have at least one female representative in three of their delegates at the World Rugby meetings.
“The change brings SA Rugby in line with World Rugby’s constitution which extended national union representation to three members – one of which had to be female,” SA Rugby said in a statement.
“The change in the SA Rugby constitution was approved at a Special General Meeting in Cape Town Friday.”
It said that the identity of SA Rugby’s first female representative to World Rugby will be confirmed soon.
SA Rugby’s two other representatives are the President and CEO.