ANCYL calls for SA Rugby to expedite transformation

League members protested outside SA Rugby’s head offices in Cape Town yesterday.

ANCYL Secretary General Njabulo Nzuza reads out a memorandum before handing it over to SA Rugby on 11 May 2016. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) says it will disrupt rugby games until the sport reaches its transformation targets.

League members protested outside SA Rugby's head offices in Cape Town yesterday.

Police used force to disperse demonstrators.

Youth league Secretary General, Njabulo Nzuza said, "They must transform, if they don't transform they must go extinct. It's very plain and simple; we want to see more black rugby players playing for the Springboks."

Nzuza read out and handed a memorandum over to SA Rugby officials.

He added that the rugby body had no choice but to transform.

SA Rugby executive committee member Francois Davids accepted the memorandum.

"Organisations like the ANCYL must come and help us. They will witness the transformation of rugby day-by-day."

The youth league said that cricket, athletics and netball were next and protests would not just be at offices. but at stadiums.