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Tutu praises Bulls' move

2010-05-20 22:13
Archbishop Desmond Tutu loves sport. (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Archbishop Desmond Tutu says the decision by the Bulls to play its Super 14 rugby semifinal in Soweto is the "most important development in the sport since the Springboks won the World Cup in 1995".

Tutu, the anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, said on Thursday all South Africans should applaud the move by the Pretoria-based Bulls to play Saturday's match in the famous township, which is home to more than 1 million people, mainly poor blacks.

"It is one of those special South African moments that proves we are better off for having one another," Tutu said.

It's a landmark move by the Bulls, whose supporters are generally whites.

It will be the first time a major rugby match is played in a township.

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