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Forget race row and wear Springbok jersey to work, urges South Africa rugby boss

After politicians’ legal challenge against ‘too-white’ team, SARU president Oregan Hoskins urges public to unite behind ‘pride of our nation’

PLAYING FOR THE JERSEY: Prop Tendai Mtawarira is one of nine non-white players in the Springbok squad. Photo: World Rugby

PLAYING FOR THE JERSEY: Prop Tendai Mtawarira is one of nine non-white players in the Springbok squad. Photo: World Rugby

LONDON, 9 Sept – The president of the South African Rugby Union has written an open letter to the country appealing  for everyone to show their support by going to work in a Springbok jersey on Friday.

Race issues have dominated the build-up to Rugby World Cup 2015 but SARU chief Oregan Hoskins insists there is no basis in the accusations that rugby is an elitist, white sport.

He wrote: “Thirty-one proud South Africans, their coach and management team will climb aboard a flight to London on Friday to set off on a great adventure with one goal in mind: to bring back the Rugby World Cup for their fellow South Africans.

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Kuridrani clinches man of the match award

Tevita Kuridrani was in devastating form against the Springboks. Photo: Skysports

Tevita Kuridrani was in devastating form against the Springboks. Photo: Skysports

Wallaby centre Tevita Kuridrani walked away with the Man of the match award in Cape Town even though the Australians lost to hosts South Africa 10-28 on Saturday in their Rugby Championship encounter.

Kuridrani was devastating with ball in hand and set up Australia’s only try in the first half after racing clear before offloading to Ashley Cooper.

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