Marcelo Rodríguez is the new president of SANZAAR


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Marcelo Rodríguez is the new president of SANZAAR

Marcelo Rodríguez will be the president of SANZAAR! The UAR’s top leader will finally be the replacement for New Zealander Brent Impey, who decided to resign in December after five years in office.

The decision was taken by South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina unanimously. It will be the first time that Argentina, which joined in 2012, leads the organization. And it should be noted that he will remain the boss of the UAR.

In addition, the presidency will rotate for 12 months, among all the members of the alliance from the four countries of the Southern Hemisphere. At the same time, SANZAAR confirmed Brendan Morris, current Director of Operations, as the new CEO, following the departure of Andy Marinos.

Rodríguez referred to this new position that he will have: “This designation as Chairman of Sanzaar means a strong recognition for the UAR and all Argentine rugby, as a result of the great performance that our institution has been carrying out through all its representatives, several years ago. years. Without a doubt, it is a clear demonstration of the respect, consideration and international prestige achieved by Argentine rugby, worldwide, “he said.

The San Juan has been president of the UAR since 2018 and will have a maximum challenge: to make SANZAAR strong again, which has confirmed the Rugby Championship for its four teams until 2030 but that the pandemic in 2020 complicated the Super Rugby, which for now continues only in Australia and New Zealand with tournaments in their countries and with a Trasman from 2021.

For its part, South Africa decided to move its teams to Pro16 in Europe for this season and Jaguares, the Argentine franchise created in 2016, has no confirmed competition.


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