NSW board unaware of potential CEO departure

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

NSW Waratahs CEO Andrew Hore is reportedly set to leave Sydney and join the Blues as their chief executive.

NZ's 1 News reported on Friday that Hore had beaten out a host of high-profile candidates to land Auckland's top job.

A Waratahs spokesperson said Hore had been approached about the position but that was as far as the process went.

If Hore is set to move across the ditch, the NSW board is also unaware of any of those plans.

NSW Rugby chairman Roger Davis said the board had not received any notification from Hore about a potential resignation.

“I don’t know anything about it,” Davis said.

“I have noted the rumours but I can’t confirm anything. We are looking into it now.”

The chief executive was in Japan just two days ago, sitting alongside new Waratahs coach Rob Penny in Tokyo, before news of his potential move emerged.

Hore joined the Waratahs in 2016, moving from Welsh team Ospreys, having worked in Canterbury, with NZ Rugby and the Crusaders before that.

The New Zealander oversaw the club's move from Moore Park to Daceyville and the re-amalgamation of NSW Rugby and the Waratahs.

More to come.