Irvine to stand for second term at SRU
The former Scotland and British Lions player was the first to be appointed by clubs to the new role of ambassadorial president, beating George Blackie, the vice-president from Glasgow who was due to step into the role before the regulations were changed in the sweeping reconstruction of the sport's governance. Irvine had been proposed by his club Heriot's, but insisted it was not guaranteed that he could stand for a second year due to heavy work commitments with Jones Lang LaSalle, the Edinburgh property firm.
However, Irvine, 54, stated yesterday: "This past year has been busy, demanding and certainly fulfilling for me as president and thanks to Frank Hadden and the Scotland squad, there has been much to feel proud about."
Whether he does remain in office will be decided by Scotland's rugby clubs at their annual general meeting on 30 June. SRU chairman Allan Munro said: "It's tremendous that Andy has decided to stand for re-election."