Six Rugby Australia member unions, including Queensland, ACT and West Australia, have today called on Rugby Australia Chair Hamish McLennan to immediately resign from the Board.
The unions have sent a letter (below) to Mr McLennan and the Board of Rugby Australia, signed by all six of their chairs, requesting the resignation. The member unions will request an Extraordinary General Meeting of Rugby Australia to pass a resolution to remove Mr McLennan from the Board should he not resign.
The unions constitute a majority of the Constitutional Members of Rugby Australia, and also include the South Australian, Tasmanian and the Northern Territory rugby unions.
The signatories to the letter did not approach the NSW and Victorian Rugby Unions due to their ongoing negotiations with Rugby Australia. RUPA was not approached to avoid placing players in a compromised position.
The member unions had originally given Mr McLennan until 5pm Saturday, November 18 to consider his position….