Former Sharks chief executive Brian van Zyl has been elected as the new president of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union (KZNRU) for the next three years.
Van Zyl was chosen during the KZNRU’s virtual Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday and takes over the reins from acting president Dr. Lulu Bodla.
Bodla had been automatically appointed to the position when the former president Schalk Liebenberg left the position after being elected onto the SA Rugby Board.
Bodla is returning as the deputy president and will also serve for three years.
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The KZNRU said in a statement: “Van Zyl was welcomed back with open arms after a successful run as the CEO of the Sharks and returns to the fold bringing with him a wealth of experience in rugby administration.”
Van Zyl was the chief executive at the Sharks until 2013 and was replaced by former player John Smit.
Another former Sharks player, Eduard Coetzee, is the current chief executive at the Durban-based franchise.