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Mandela would not have backed Springbok racial quotas: Kolisi

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By Andy BUCHANAN

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We have already reached "what would Nelson do"?  Kind of agree on the racial quota question though.

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Mandela, who died in 2013, became a major supporter of South African rugby, despite it being dominated by white players and officials at the time, when he became president in 1994. A movie "Invictus" was made about the backing Mandela gave the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks, including wearing a replica jersey of captain Francois Pienaar at the final.

Most politicised world cup ever (in any sports). SA 'had to' win their wc and they certainly did.

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