1981 Springbok Tour Focus Questions

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1981 SPRINGBOk TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND

FOCUS QUESTION 1

Why did the game between the waikato rugby team and springbok?

the reason why the game was cancelled because 350 protesters ivaded the rugby field after pulling down a fence using sheer force . the crowed were trowing bottles and other objects at the protesters,as a stolen lightplane was aproching the stadium the police called off the game because itwas to unsafe to play with bottles and other objects on the pitch!

FOCUS QUESTION 2

Aftermath of the springbok tour!

The All Blacks did not tour South Africa until after the fall of the apartheid régime (1990–1994), although after the official 1985 tour was cancelled an unofficial tour did take place in 1986 by a team which included 28 out of the 30 All Blacks players selected for the 1985 tour. These were known both inside and outside the Republic of South Africa as the New Zealand Cavaliers, but often advertised inside South Africa as the All Blacks or alternatively depicted with the Silver Fern!

FOCUS QUESTION 3

Background on the springbok tour!

A poster advertising a meeting of the Citizens' All Black Tour Association to protest against racially selected All Blacks teams touring South Africa. The Springboks and New Zealand's national rugby team, the All Blacks, have a long tradition of intense and friendly sporting rivalry. From the 1940s to the 1960s, the South African apartheid policies had an impact on team selection for the All Blacks: the selectors passed over Māori players for some All Black tours to South Africa. Opposition to sending race based teams to South Africa grew throughout the 1950s and 60s. Prior to the All Blacks' tour of South Africa in 1960, 150,000 New Zealanders signed a petition supporting a policy of "No Maoris, No Tour". The tour occurred however, and in 1969 Halt All Racist Tours (HART) was formed. During the 1970s public protests and political pressure forced on the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) the...
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