Tribute to Saru’s Mark Alexander
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.”