Hybrid Rugby

SANZAR have appointed Andy Marinos as the organisation's new CEO.

The appointment was announced via a press release on Monday.

"SANZAR, a joint venture between the rugby unions of Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Marinos as the organisation's Chief Executive Officer who will formally commence on 1 January 2016," the statement read.

"The South African, who is no stranger to the position having previously served as CEO between 2008-10, brings a wealth of business and rugby experience to the role, both as an administrator and professional player.

"Marinos re-joins SANZAR from the South African Rugby Union (SARU) where he has served as General Manager of Commercial & Marketing for the past five years, in addition to SARU Acting Managing Director and Board Member (2008-10), Springbok Team Manager (2008), Manager of South African National Teams (2005-2010) and World Rugby Sevens Advisory Group (2008-2015)."

Marinos played eight Tests for Wales and also played rugby league for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the South African Rhinos.