Trib­ute to Saru’s Mark Alexan­der

Pretoria News - - SPORTS - | African News Agency (ANA)

MARK Alexan­der, the pres­i­dent of SA Rugby, paid trib­ute to Jo­han Prinsloo, a for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, who died on Sunday af­ter a bat­tle with can­cer.

Prinsloo, born in 1951, joined SA Rugby as chief ex­ec­u­tive in 2004 and served un­til 2011, af­ter which he moved to the South Western Dis­tricts Ea­gles in a sim­i­lar ca­pac­ity un­til his re­tire­ment in 2016.

“Jo­han was one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced rugby ad­min­is­tra­tors in South Africa, and he held an im­por­tant role in the or­gan­i­sa­tion in the years lead­ing up to the vic­tory at the Rugby World Cup in 2007, and the very suc­cess­ful tour of the Bri­tish & Ir­ish Lions in 2009,” said Alexan­der.

“But above all, he will be re­mem­bered as some­one who served the game with hu­mil­ity and a de­sire to al­ways find con­sen­sus. He never put him­self be­fore the game.

“Our thoughts and con­do­lences go out to his fam­ily, friends and loved ones.”

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