Pulver would step down from ARU if asked

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June 19, 2017 10:32:00

Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says he will resign immediately at Tuesday’s emergency general meeting if everyone in the room votes against him staying in the job.

Pulver said he would step down if necessary and revealed to Fairfax Media that this would be his one and only job in sports administration.

“If everyone in the room stood up on Tuesday and said, ‘Bill, we think it’s time for change now’, I will step down immediately,” Pulver told Fairfax.

“It’s not an issue of anyone having to push me out.

“If the members of Australian rugby felt the game would be better suited with me gone, they don’t need to call an EGM.

“I will do one sports administration job in my life and it’s this one. I didn’t do one before and I won’t do one again.

“I’m here for the good of the game. If and when it’s time for me to leave, I will leave quite happily.”

Pulver has come under pressure in what has been a dark year for Australian rugby that has seen the Wallabies under-perform on the world stage and one Super Rugby franchise to be cut from the Australian conference.

The EGM will also involve a discussion of which team is to be cut with either the Melbourne Rebels or Western Force expected to be in the firing line.

AAP

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