Jones and Brumbies part ways


Brumbies have parted ways with chief executive Michael Jones, the Super Rugby outfit announced on Saturday.

Jones was initially stood down from his position in March, but has now reached a confidential settlement with the club - thought to worth a six-figure sum.

Saturday's news comes after Jones reportedly sought an investigation into the "workplace behaviour" of experienced pros Stephen Moore and Scott Fardy.

"Jones has agreed to leave the Brumbies, after an orderly hand over early next week, on terms that are to remain confidential," read a Brumbies statement.

"The parties have also agreed that they will make no further comment on the issues that led to this outcome.

"Both parties believed that it was in the best interests of the Brumbies that this dispute be settled quickly and outside of the courts so that the focus can return to the players and the team and the great club of the Brumbies."

Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy added: "I want to reassure our business partners, stakeholders, players, staff and members that the board has full confidence in the remaining executive management team within the Brumbies and our current financial position to continue operations throughout the 2016 season.

"We are immensely proud of our rugby program at the Brumbies and once again we've had a positive start to the season both in terms of on-field results and crowd support.

"I would ask all Brumbies fans to rally behind the team and continue to show their support in what we hope will be another successful year."