ARU EGM to be held in June Series

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by Beth Newman

The ARU has this morning announced it will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on Tuesday June 20, after the VRU and RUPA voted for the meeting.

Initially the governing body had offered to hold an informal meeting last week, but scheduling meant that didn't arise, with plans for the EGM taken instead.

Under the Corporations Act, at least 21 days' notice must be given for members when holding an EGM,with this coming in 22 days' time.

The meeting, at which a voting member could attempt to roll the board, will be in Sydney just four days before the final June Test, between the Wallabies and Italy in Brisbane.

While there is not believed to be an immediate threat to the board, after the key directors were voted back in at a recent AGM, there is still that option.

The VRU or RUPA could put a vote of no confidence on its agenda, or another voting member could potentially table the notion at the end the meeting.

When the meeting was initially voted for, RUPA President Dean Mumm said he was confident any developments wouldn't overshadow the Wallabies Tests.

"I’d like to think those guys that are involved in a Wallabies campaign and a Wallabies jersey can put anything aside and represent their country with the pride that it deserves," he said.

"I don’t think it should take a shine off the Test series."

The Wallabies squad for the June Tests will be announced on Tuesday night, with the opening Test on June 10.