South Africa Restore Rugby Race Quotas

Fox News, August 14, 2013

Race quotas will return to South African rugby next season in a bid to produce more top-level black players, the national body announced Wednesday.

A South African Rugby Union (SARU) statement said seven players in each 22-man Vodacom Cup squad must be black, including at least two forwards.

And at least five of the black players must be in the starting line-up with the others on the bench.

The Vodacom Cup is a national second-tier provincial competition played at the same time as the leading five South African sides compete for the Super 15 title.

There has been government, media and public concern for some time about the small number of black players in Super Rugby and for the national team.

Rugby was considered a “white sport” in Apartheid South Africa but there has been a growing number of black players in recent years, although football remains more popular with the majority of the population.

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It has been particularly embarrassing for South African rugby officials when European opponents like England and France contain more black players in Test line-ups.

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  • Any white person with courage should simply boycott the team, even if they are the visitors.

    • me

      Yup. It always befuddles me as to how grown men are soooo captivated by watching a bunch of Bantus play with their balls…

    • NorthSea

      Professional sports….Who….Cares

  • Spartacus

    “It has been particularly embarrassing for South African rugby officials
    when European opponents like England and France contain more black
    players in Test line-ups.”

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    Imagine what the French and English feel…

  • sbuffalonative

    It has been particularly embarrassing for South African rugby officials when European opponents like England and France contain more black players in Test line-ups.

    It’s England and France who should be embarrassed.

  • Oil Can Harry

    So even though blacks run South Africa and are the majority the government discriminates IN FAVOR of them.

    The same will be true of America in the future.

    • Erasmus

      I don’t think so. People are waking up. The internet allows them access to the truth.

      In a generation or two, our white descendants will think we, our parents and our grandparents were nuts to ever believe blacks could ever accomplish as much as whites.

  • Puggg

    What about soccer quotas? Isn’t soccer in South Africa all black?

    Really, rugby is to the white South African what football is to white men in this country, an addiction that fuels race blindness.

    • evilsandmich

      I’ll give you that, and it doesn’t help that mindset when the NFL cherry picks black standouts so that they’re (usually) not very different from their peers; but people forget that the sample size at that level is quite tiny.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    White SA’s – write Vladimir Putin and ask to emigrate. Promise to go colonize Siberia, or maybe Kamchatka. Go, get away while you still can. Take all you can, including those of you who cannot afford it, If you lose all, if you have to give the blacks everything you have to get out – do it. What will you have gained if you stay and become subsumed?

    Nothing is worth that. Vote with your feet, save your lives.

    • Bill

      Ironic Neanderthal. I hadn’t seen your message until I had posted my own. We were on the same wave length.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Happens to me all the time. We’re all on the same general wavelengths here.

        I like ol’ Putin. My kind of bastard and the only White bulwark left against rampant libleftyism. Funny the Russians, the Slavs. Despite Hitler’s real estate driven snub, they are a remarkable and remarkably tough collection of pretty smart peckerwoods.

        And linguistically closer to ancient PIE (Aryan) than any but the Lithuanians. I think of the Slavs as “swampbillies”, think they hid out for ages in the Pripet Marshes then exploded upon the West’s consciousness in the great power vacuum of late Roman/Early Dark Ages Europe. Tough. Survivors.

        • Bill

          I’d rather see Putin in the White House than the current dufus. At least Putin’s not a commie. :>p

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Ironic.

        • William Krapek

          You’re right. Putin rocks. I love him because he’s a Christian and he fights for Christians. My country is currently ruled by the Antichrist.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            I like Putin’s statement: “The West handles Islam the way a monkey handles a hand grenade.” [I’m sure he was referring to the our mocha messiah.]

    • Global Minority

      If it keeps up in the USA, we White Americans are going to need to write Vladimir Putin and ask the same thing! Or go extinct.

  • Bill

    Here would be my message to ANY White South African. Screw rugby. Screw soccer. Screw every damn thing in that country and on that continent. Get out of that place no matter what you do or how you have to do it. Claw your way out. Do whatever it takes. Do not take “No” for an answer. Let the blacks have it and watch them run it into the ground at a breakneck speed. Finis.

    • MBlanc46

      It’s hard to imagine that they have much of a future there. But many of them come from ancestor who have been there for centuries. They have nowhere to else to go.

      • Bill

        Their ancestors could have been there before Adam and Eve got evicted from the garden. It doesn’t matter except for the boasting rights. They do have other places to go. They may not get their first pick, but they do have other places to go.

        • Ngati Pakeha

          It’s not nearly as easy as you think Bill. A lot of ‘our’ countries (or at least our governments) don’t want them as immigrants. The irony is the well moneyed & supposedly ‘educated’ who voted yes in the referendum c1992, were the first ones to get out. I agree with you in that they have to get out but it just isn’t easy.

          • Bill

            “I agree with you in that they have to get out but it just isn’t easy.”

            You just said the same thing I did. Please point out to me where I said it would be easy.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            “They do have other places to go”.

            No you don’t sat it’s easy but where are these ‘other places’? There is nothing contiguous worth going to so this means getting on a plane.

  • AngloCelt

    The Springboks (South Africa’s national rugby team) are one of the top sides on the planet, with World Cups under their belt. All that was achieved through nominating players based on merit, and it just so happens that most of those players are white. The entire Namibian national team is also all white – the descendants of that country’s German colonists – which speaks volumes as to differences in athletic prowess among races. South Africa was happy to throw its economy down the toilet to deprive whites of opportunities, so they won’t be too shaken up about letting their rugby team implode in the name of racial justice.

    • Erasmus

      Let everything now everywhere be on merit.

      I am sick to death of allowing professional sports in the US to be based purely on merit, yet at the same time we have to admit unqualified shines to medical school and other professional schools and hire them for positions for which they are patently unqualified.

      It is time to start judging all Americans by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Or to sue pro sports here because it does not accurately reflect the racial breakdown of the general population. Make a pointed point…

    • evilsandmich

      The entire Namibian national team is also all white

      Funny! I guess that’s why blacks generally don’t do well at team sports, but better at every-man-for-himself brawls like Basketball.

  • MBlanc46

    I don’t think that South Africa not having any black players in the national side is the problem. I think the problem is England and France having too many.

    • Spartacus

      I suggest a trade-off .

  • Ngati Pakeha

    A South African Rugby Union (SARU) statement said seven players in each 22-man Vodacom Cup squad must be black, including at least two forwards.

    For the benefit of all the non-rugby folk here; the forwards are the ‘workers’ in the team. Put simply, they are the players who quite often make the flashier players look good. Much like most sports, and life in general, the dark chappies don’t like doing the hard work. All glory and no guts as my beloved late Grandad use to say.

  • bubo

    Rugby is too rough for the spindly blacks in Africa. Tiny ankles and long legs don’t give you an advantage in rugby like it does in sprinting.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    It has to be embarrassing for England and France to have to have so many blacks representing their countries. What’s the point? There’s nothing left to represent.

  • Bill

    So would you sit in the middle of a lost cause? Would you have your children sit beside you?

  • NorthSea

    In light of the British government’s past relationship with Rhodesia, would Eurocentric South Africans be welcome there?

  • Bill

    Have you personally ever tried to emigrate? I’m assuming that you live in South Africa?