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4. Rugby and South Africa – Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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The Rugby Rivalry that Brought New Zealand to the Brink of Civil War

The Rugby Rivalry that Brought New Zealand to the Brink of Civil War | Springboks | Scoop.it
Ed note: This post has been sponsored by the Warner Brother's film Invictus, out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th. Be sure to keep an eye out for more rugby stories, and our big DVD give-away later this week!

Rugby has been a unifying force for the Maori and the Pakeha (New Zealanders of European descent) ever since the sport arrived in the country in 1870. The national team, the All Blacks, has always had a roster filled with Maori and Pakeha players—but then South Africa's
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Springbok tour protesters, 1981 – Government and sport – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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The Flour Bomb Test - All Blacks vs Springboks 1981

The Flour Bomb Test - All Blacks vs Springboks 1981 | Springboks | Scoop.it
The 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand will sadly be remembered most for the political turmoil off the field, culminating in a light airplane circling the pitch during the final match in Auckland. This was the Flour Bomb Test.
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