SARU DP makes mockery of national achievements
EXCLUSIVE: You would think that the Deputy President of the sport’s National body would know the achievements of the various national teams, but not the DP of the South African Rugby Union.
At the opening ceremony of the 2018 Craven Week, Francois Davids delivered a speech that shocked the packed Paarl Boys’ High grandstand.
Davids stumbled through his speech to open the celebration of rugby.
As he struggled his way through his speech, Davids congratulated the “Springboks for their Series victory over Ireland and Neil Powell’s Sevens team for retaining the SABC Sevens Series.” ***
The crowd did not take kindly to those errors and corrected him immediately.
Some spectators lost interest in the opening ceremony from that point, walked away and laughed.
Davids was first appointed to the Deputy President position in October 2016 and held onto his position for a further two years at the 2018 Annual General Meeting held in April, by an absolute majority over Jan Marais of the Griffons.
Prior to that, Davids was the President of the Boland Rugby Union where numerous reports of maladministration, racism and nepotism emerged during his time in the role.
*** South Africa beat England two-one in the June Test series, while the official name for the Sevens event (most commonly referred as the Sevens World Series) is the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series