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February 1, 2013

Former SARU boss Louis Luyt dies

on 02/01/2013

Former South African Rugby Union president and politician Louis Luyt has died aged 80, according to reports.

The often controversial Luyt became president of the then South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU) in the early 1990s and was instrumental in the Springboks' reintegration into the international game and in bringing the 1995 Rugby World Cup to the country. However, he stepped down in 1998 after being accused of racism and financial mismanagement.

Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) issued a statement saying that it was “with great sadness” that the union had learnt of the passing of the former Lions boss, “one of South Africa’s most iconic rugby figures”.

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