EPRU mystery sponsor revealed

Date published: May 25 2016

The Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) received a huge cash injection from a mystery investor, two weeks ago, that saved the financially troubled union.

According to Netwerk24, the EPRU's mystery investor was revealed as Integrated Sport, a sports marketing company based in England.

The EPRU have been in courtroom battles with some of its senior contracted players after the union failed to pay months of the players' salaries.

This situation forced SA Rugby to intervene and assume administration duties of the union.

The partnership will see the EPRU receive R20 million each year for the next five years, after initial reports suggested that the annual cash injection would be R80 million.