In the SMH Greg Growden writes of former ACT rugby administrators taking hold of the positions of power in the Australian Rugby Union.
“Former Brumbies chairman Peter McGrath kicked his own winning field goal when he succeeded in forcing Arvid Petersen into not challenging him for the Australian Rugby Union chairmanship…
So with McGrath now heading the board, don’t be surprised in coming days to hear of intense lobbying for former Brumbies CEO Rob Clarke to take Gary Flowers’s spot. Another former Brumbies boss, Mark Sinderberry, may even be a surprise candidate for the job.
UPDATED: The ARU has just (never mind what it says on the media release my feedreader’s got 13:41 today stamped on it) put out a media release confirming this latest twist in the saga.
“The Board of Directors of the Australian Rugby Union today elected Peter McGrath as the new Chairman of the ARU.
Peter McGrath was elected unanimously.
He replaces Ron Graham, who has stepped down as ARU Chairman to assume the role of ARU Vice President.
Peter McGrath, a Canberra based lawyer, is currently the chairman of Sanzar and served 10 years as a Director of ACT Rugby, six years as Chairman.”