For­rest’s bluff

Waikato Times - - Sport -

The Aus­tralian Rugby Union’s re­jec­tion of bil­lion­aire An­drew For­rest’s A$50 mil­lion of­fer to save the West­ern Force was a back­flip that came weeks after it told him such a fig­ure would save the club, an Aus­tralian Se­nate in­quiry has heard. The rev­e­la­tions were made by the min­ing mag­nate’s friend, for­mer rugby pro­fes­sional and busi­ness­man John Wel­born at a Se­nate hear­ing into the con­tro­ver­sial ax­ing of the Perth-based Force from Su­per Rugby. If For­rest pro­vided the money, the ARU said its board and CEO would also re­sign, he said. Wel­born said on Wednesday that For­rest had called the ARU’s bluff.

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