Thursday, 03 October 2019 07:36

SA Rugby announced it would launch an internal investigation into allegations against Eben Etzebeth,who assaulted and racially abused a homeless man just before the World Cup.

SA Rugby reaffirms its commitment as a good corporate citizen to abide by any requirements placed on it or its employees by South African authorities," SA Rugby said in a statement.

We have fulfilled all requests to date and will continue to do so as and when advised.

"Following our discussions with the South African Human Rights Commission, we have instituted an internal process to address the matter, the details of which remain an employment matter between SA Rugby and the player."

The Human Rights Commission announced it would "institute legal proceedings against Eben Etzebeth in the Equality Court" on Friday.