The 1981 Springbok Tour

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Resource 8: (The History of South African Rugby) In fact Rugby dominated the non-white sports scene in places like the Cape colony and the Eastern Cape in particular through to the late 1960s but rugby organisation (Western province coloured rugby union was founded in 1886 and the South African Coloured Rugby Board (SACRB) was founded in 1896) and teams were kept segregated with discrimination against black and coloured players and little government funding. In 1919 New Zealand toured South Africa, however, the SARFB stipulated that no players with Maori blood should be included in the side. An All Black of West Indian extraction, Ranji Wilson, was sent home as a result. The Springboks themselves went on tour to Australia and New…show more content…
To what extent did the choice not to ban the Springbok tour –despite the Gleneagles agreement, impact New Zealanders and effect the South African/ New Zealand sporting relations?
FQ 2. IN what ways did the Protests during the springbok your resemble other protests that had occurred previously in New Zealand

My Revised/Final Focusing Questions:
FQ 1. To what extent did the choice not to ban the Springbok tour to NZ and other racist tours that occurred between New Zealand and South Africa impact New Zealanders and effect the South African/ New Zealand sporting relations?

FQ 2. How did past protests in New Zealand compare to the Springbok tour of 1981 in the ways that protests were carried out?

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Aren 't you pinning this on the wrong bloke? (n.d.). Retrieved April 22, 2013, from Natlib: http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22773729?search%5Bi%5D%5Bcategory%5D=Images&search%5Bpath%5D=items&search%5Btext%5D=gleneagles+agreement+1977

Bastion Point Occupation Remembered. (2008, may 24). Retrieved April 25, 2012, from tvnz:

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