Four Candidates To Succeed Irvine

Four candidates have been nominated by clubs to succeed Andy Irvine as President of the Scottish Rugby Union. Irvine stands down in June having completed the maximum two year term that Scottish Rugby’s governance rules permit. Clubs proposed the following quartet by the deadline of midnight last night: Peter Brown (Gala), George Jack (Leith), Jim Stevenson (Cambuslang) and John Thorburn (Hawick). Four candidates have been nominated by clubs to succeed Andy Irvine as President of the Scottish Rugby Union. Irvine stands down in June having completed the maximum two year term that Scottish Rugby’s governance rules permit.

Clubs proposed the following quartet by the deadline of midnight last night: Peter Brown (Gala), George Jack (Leith), Jim Stevenson (Cambuslang) and John Thorburn (Hawick).

Each candidate was required to be nominated and seconded by a full-member club and then have a further ten letters of support from clubs.

All four candidates fulfilled those selection criteria. Now their CVs are to be posted on the Scottish Rugby website www.scottishrugby.org next week for the secret ballot election at the Union’s annual general meeting on Friday 29 June.

Meanwhile an election is also to be held for the Premier Division 2 representative on the Scottish Rugby Council to replace Bernard Dunn (GHA) whose club won promotion to Premier Division 1.

The three candidates for this post are Davie Campbell (Musselburgh), Norman Douglas (Selkirk) and Keith Wallace (Haddington). The election meeting of Premier Division 2 clubs will take place on Monday 21 May.

Meanwhile the Premier Division 3 representative on the Scottish Rugby Council for next season will be Bob Hogarth (Peebles). He succeeds Jim Stevenson (Cambuslang) whose club will be in the National Leagues next season. Hogarth’s was the only nomination received from Premier Division 3 clubs by the deadline of last night.