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Posts published by “Tony McKeever”

Tony led the change in corporate identity of South African Airways from the airline of the old South Africa to the flag carrier of the new South Africa.
Before that he was a competitive provincial sportsmen in swimming, diving, waterpolo, lifesaving and white water rafting.
Rugby was played at Bishops, NW Cape, Maties, van der Stel, UCT, Hamiltons and False Bay.
Tony singularly authored the blueprint for the establishment of Soccer City Stadium for the PSL which in 2010 hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup and the Finals of the soccer showpiece.
He was past CEO of the Southern & Eastern Cape Super 14 Rugby franchise, the Southern Spears and now CEO of the Super 20 Rugby World Series.

SANZAR’s Rolling Boardroom Maul

Rugby in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in the SANZAR countries is principally driven by the capital infusion from Newscorp who buy the broadcast rights from…

IRB, SA Rugby on a collision course…again

It’s uncanny how South Africans can be so narcissistic, arrogant, stubborn and petulant to the extent that they become blind. It’s time for a little…

Thugby brings rugby into disrepute!

On Saturday a brawl involving about 100 students from two top rugby schools in New Zealand broke in front of the national rugby coach, Graham…

Super 15 bids: SA Rugby last to submit!

Since June 8 2005 SA Rugby has carried the Eastern Cape Super Rugby franchise around its neck as a self-imposed albatross after declaring that SA…

The Super 15 riddle: Is less more?

While SA Rugby deals with charges from the IRB about bringing the game into disrepute and receives a sanctioning or fine regarding the senseless “masking-tape…

170 000 unsold Lions tickets!

There has been a little bit of a dust-up and finger pointing between SA Rugby and the Lions over the question of some unsold tickets…

Top 20 rugby quotes of the week

1. “They are banged up enough without me giving them a ‘snorter’ on the scrum machine.” Graham Rowntree — British & Irish Lions scrumming coach…

Rugby verbatim: They said it!

“I met a couple of South Africans in the hotel lobby the other day and they asked me how I was involved with the Lions.…