few rugby clubs in the province to join Rugby League, is fast becoming a reality. The Natal Rugby
Union gave their full support by submitting the names and particulars of all registered clubs in the
province for League to negotiate directly to play Rugby League as a Summer sport. This would
help to develop rugby in general. To add to this good news, a new initiative, the South African
Centre for Sport and Community Development was established recently near Port Shepstone in
Natal to accommodate Union and Rugby League, an affiliated member of SARU, under one roof.