Racism rears its ugly head in South African school rugby

May 30, 2007, 17:45

White River Primary School in Mpumalanga says school rugby is being disrupted in the Lowveld over the inclusion of five black players in its first rugby team.

Apparently other schools refuse to play against the White River team because the five players are physically too strong and look older than their age. The other schools deny the allegations.

All five black players in the first rugby team have earned provincial colours. Their headmaster says two primary schools have already indicated that they are pulling out their rugby teams. He says the reason for withdrawing is to avoid injuries.