THE Supporters Club of Rugby Union in Morobe (SCRUM) has stepped in to offer its support and assistance to run Morobe rugby.
This was confirmed at the union’s first meeting for the year which was attended by all clubs, including the current executives and SCRUM representatives, Daniel King and Anthony Whitfield.
Two clubs – Lae Tech Rams and Greyhounds – were not present for the meeting.
The clubs had also agreed that the annual general meeting (AGM) will be held next Saturday.
However, representatives from SCRUM have expressed interest in helping to run the competition.
SCRUM development officer Robin Tarere said SCRUM was not intending to take over the operations of rugby in the province.
“SCRUM will appoint a full-time overseer of the competition. He will be paid to look after the operations of the union and competition besides the roles of the executives,” Tarere said.
The step taken by SCRUM has been long time coming for Morobe rugby after disruptive seasons over past years.
He said SCRUM would help in lifting the quality of rugby in the province.
The AGM set for next Saturday will see the election of new office bearers, finalising of plans and the calendar for the season.
There will also be discussions on whether or not the union should cut down on the number of clubs to ensure an improvement in the quality of players in Morobe.