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SRU dismisses reports of unrest
ESPNscrum Staff
June 9, 2011
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The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has released a statement denying rumours of unrest within the organisation.

Chief executive Gordon McKie has been under pressure from members of the board following a season that saw Glasgow and Edinburgh finish in the bottom half of the Magners League and Scotland narrowly avoid the wooden spoon in the Six Nations on points difference.

However, the SRU insist the 11 board members remain united.

An official statement read: "Following today's meeting of the Scottish Rugby Board, the board unanimously reaffirmed its support for and confidence in Scottish Rugby's established and successful system of governance.

"The board is committed to ensuring this well established system is maintained going forward. This system clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of the executives, non executives (including chairman) and council members of the board, as well as the relationship between the board and the Scottish Rugby Council.

"Each of these groups has an important but different set of responsibilities and this was unanimously supported by the meeting. The board also reaffirmed its full support for the Scottish Rugby Executive management team."

Chairman Allan Munro also gave his backing to the current structure in place and maintained the SRU remains in "excellent health".

"Further to unhelpful media speculation, the board also expressed confidence in the executive management team who have the full support of the board to drive forward the organisation," Munro said.

"I am personally delighted with how our great sport is developing at all levels, and reiterate our thanks to all our staff, players and volunteers who work tirelessly to grow the game. I very much look forward with confidence to the Rugby World Cup later this year."

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