Peter Bills: Venter issue has blown up in ERC faces
Ought we not to question those charged with running the ERC? Is it not appropriate to enquire as to how they allowed themselves to be dragged into this absurd spat with Saracens and their director of rugby, Brendan Venter?
Are we not entitled to expect altogether greater vision from administrators, not to mention tolerance and a grasp of the ways of the world?
An issue of the ERC's own making has exploded spectacularly in their faces, so much so that the focus is now on the organisation, not Venter. He has demonstrated that not for nothing is he known as one of the smarter cookies in the jar.