Eales: ARU have no dirty secrets
REACTION: According to Australia legend John Eales the Australian Rugby Union have been very transparent in the axing of the Western Force.
Eales even questioned the senate inquire and remains adamant that ARU have nothing to hide.
The senate on Wednesday approved an investigation into the process that led to the Force’s axing, amid reports the governing body had leaked information.
A report is expected to be handed down in November, concentrating on the integrity of the ARU’s actions.
ARU board member Eales, speaking after the Wallabies’ captains run, said he was confident that an inquiry wouldn’t bring out any dirty secrets, adamant a recently published ARU document answered many queries.
"There’s nothing we can do to stop that but I know that there is nothing the ARU or the ARU board has got to hide," he said.
"People can go through that [document]. We’ve published everything.
"Go through that timeline and there’s detail,"
"I would seriously question whether there is a need for that [inquiry. It’s not me making that decision,"
Eales said restrictions on the national body had made the process a difficult one.
"Whenever you look back at things, there’s always ways you could do things better but given the circumstances, there’s a lot of constraints," he said.
"Particularly if you’re the governing body, there’s a lot of constraints placed on you more than there is for others and that does limit some of the options you may have,"