Bok badge to move to right-hand side of jersey

The president’s council of the South African Rugby Union (Saru) on Monday resolved to move the Springbok emblem to the right-hand side of the national playing jersey.

The decision was taken to accommodate the application of the national sports emblem — the King Protea — and to bring SA Rugby in line with other South African sports federations and planned legislation.

As a consequence of the change, the Protea that is currently displayed above the leaping Springbok will be removed from the Springbok logo.

”The council took cognisance of the advice they received from the sports minister on pending national legislation and a consensus was reached,” said Oregan Hoskins, Saru president.

”The possibility of retaining the Springbok on the left-hand side was discussed, as the council had not taken a decision on the positioning and legislation remains to be promulgated. However, it was the decision of council to avoid confusion by making the move now and to prevent a future necessity of making a second change in due course.”

The timing of the change will be confirmed once logistical considerations have been finalised. — Sapa

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