Stormers and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been named as the new SARPA president (South African Rugby Players Association) for 2016, replacing Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis, who has moved north to join Montpellier.
It’s a massive honour for me to be entrusted with the responsibility of representing professional players in South Africa in this manner
Bismarck has done a sterling job representing all professional players over the past five years and I aim to continue the legacy he has left behind.
Under his leadership, our organisation has made huge strides, which have contributed to the organisation’s efforts in creating a better environment for professional rugby players in South Africa
SARPA Executive Committee 2016: Eben Etzebeth (President), Clemen Lewis (vice-President), Blake Kyd, Juan de Jongh, Teboho Mohoje, Kevin Luiters, Zenay Jordaan, Steph Roberts and Warren Whiteley
MyPlayers Board Members 2016: Louis von Zeuner (Chairman), Kyle Brown, Pat Lambie, Eugene Henning, Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira and Piet Heymans.
Trustees of the Player Trusts 2016: Kyle Brown, Adriaan Strauss, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira, Werner Kok, Teboho Mohoje and Warren Whiteley