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11/20/08 7:31 PM
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nathan@aristeia
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The South Africian team is going to change the Springbok crest because a lot of people in South Africa think that current crest brings about bad blood from white man domination from the past.

I think this is kind of BS but what do I know I live in Canada.
11/22/08 1:21 AM
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They wanted to change the name from 'Springboks' when South Africa rejoined the international community because it apparently represented the Aparteid regime.
11/24/08 11:34 AM
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I do lol at all the white south africans crying about how people (ie blacks) are bringing politics in to rugby given how they used rugby as a symbol of afrikaaner superiority.

Dont underestimate the sentiment that surrounded the Springboks for people of a cewrtain age.

Everyone in my wife's family over a certain age supports either the ABs, England or Wales as was the norm with non-white south africans at that time.

For the record I think name/badge changing and quotas is gayer than two guys fucking but I do lol at the whinging coming primarily from the section of society responsible for having them removed from the international arena in the first place.

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