Piggins headed for court over Souths

South Sydney Leagues Club chairman George Piggins has confirmed he will take his opponents to court in order to get a recount of the club's privatisation vote.

Piggins opposed the bid from millionaire businessman Peter Holmes A Court and Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe, who were bidding for a 75 per cent stake in the Rabbitohs. Earlier this month, the resolution was passed by a narrow margin. Seventy five per cent of the club's members had to vote in favour of privatisation for it to pass with the final figure coming in at 75.8 per cent.

Following the defeat, Piggins and his supporters claimed irregularities in the ballot.

Meanwhile, incoming Souths chairman Peter Holmes A Court has had his ban lifted from South Sydney Leagues Club. Following a meeting of the leagues club board tonight, Holmes A Court was handed a membership badge.

Leagues club chairman George Piggins had banned the millionaire businessman from the club, accusing him of trespass for taking a television crew inside the club earlier this month.

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