Young black South Africans tackle Springbok race barrier
Jul23

Young black South Africans tackle Springbok race barrier

CAPE TOWN – A new “Beast” could be in the making on a scruffy field in an impoverished South African township, where black children dream of sidestepping the race barrier into the Springbok rugby team. Lamla Nunu is 13 years old and weighs a hefty 85 kilogrammes (190 pounds), a good start for a potential front-rower in a team known internationally for its physical aggression. In the sprawling township of Khayelitsha...

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Sport Sports Heroes’ Memorial an Opportunity To Unite SA
Oct30

Sport Sports Heroes’ Memorial an Opportunity To Unite SA

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said the deaths of three sporting heroes has united South Africa, as athletes and politicians paid tribute.   The death of three South African sporting heroes over the past week has brought South Africans together, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said at a memorial service in Johannesburg on Thursday. “The message from the Springbok is just to show support for the three [sporting] ambassadors...

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