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Strict quotas in schools rugby

2014-07-27 11:50

Johannesburg - At least half of the SA Schools rugby squad will feature players of colour in a move to implement quotas at schools level for the first time, according to Rapport on Sunday.

The newspaper said the SA Rugby Union (SARU) had instructed 14 of the 28 member team be drawn from black, coloured or Indian players.

According to sources, it would be the first time quotas were officially enforced at schools level.

The news comes after the SA School trials were held in Kempton Park on Saturday, where 55 school rugby players were competing for the 28 spots in the team.

South Africa are scheduled to play Under-18 teams from England in Stellenbosch, France in Cape Town and Wales in George, during August.

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Comments
  • Philip Enslin - 2014-07-27 12:02

    One really gets uptight when politics dictate sport. but, on second thought, most of the black players I saw at Craven Week, were definately not bad! So, I was wondering whether it was because of quotas and politics, or players that get developed at school, by the private schools or the old model C schools. i think our rugby looks bright, regardless the amount of black or white players.

      DarrenCooper68 - 2014-07-27 12:30

      Valid point.

      Fussed Anderson - 2014-07-27 12:51

      The best place to start

      Sticks Mabula - 2014-07-27 13:13

      Indeed best place to start because some race are being given the opportunity at school level and by the time we reach national level, there are only few ppl of colour to include in the national team and guess what the excuse will be.... we don't have enough ppl of with such experience to be included at national level so I say a fantastic move indeed.

      Bruce Hay - 2014-07-27 13:21

      And one of these days a quota system will be introduced insisting that for every distinction earned by a white kid at school or varsity there will be a handout of a distinction to a black kid.

      Lilian Looney - 2014-07-27 14:04

      Maybe soccer should be treated the same? My white son couldn't try for WP because of the colour of his skin.

      Gary Guy - 2014-07-27 14:44

      I think we need quota's in government. It should we a forced requirement to have a certain percentage of people in government with an IQ over 100.

      Nick Collis - 2014-07-27 17:23

      Dream on Philip.......social engineering in sport will only serve to drive talent elsewhere!

      Bootman Wpfan - 2014-07-27 18:04

      Nick when you say "talent" you mean white talent, don't you? I say if they want to go, let them.......because for every white play that leaves, there is a player of colour ready to take his place. I am tired of this myth being perpetuated among whites that white rugby players are superior to players of colour. That is why I fully support this "system". I admit that it Is sad that a system like this is needed.......but make no mistake........it is. Why does a player like Pollard get fast tracked to the Springbok side and Kurt Coleman, who is just as talented, gets overlooked. Coleman had to wait in line behind Gary Van Aswegen and Peter Grant for two years before even getting a look in. The reason that players of colour disappear after school is because white players get plucked up by the unions and players of colour have to be happy with the obscurity of club rugby where they will probably never get noticed again. Following this, they have to find jobs and help support their families whereas white player become professional and earn massive salaries. This system will ensure that all players, irrespective of their background, who their daddies where and the school they attended will have the same exposure. Do you think Schalk Burger would have gotten the same exposure if his father was Gertjie the farm labourer?

      Luke Hill - 2014-07-27 19:43

      Rather interesting points Bootman but I guess some people would just point out that it is the exact same when it comes to provincialism or size, people always want to see the best players picked regardless of race etc. I still want to see players like Aplon and Kolbe getting picked over players like kirchner especially since Aplon has just as good of a boot as kirchner but with 100% more flair and skill, personally I don't know whether Aplon gets over looked because of his size, colour or because of who he plays for it just seems that as south africans we are obsessed with all of these things.

      Jeán Damant - 2014-07-28 08:15

      Bootman Wpfan, have you ever thought about why a white player will be unfairly chosen above a coloured player in WP, where the head coach, President, Vice President and CEO are all coloureds. 60% of the exco and 90% of the board is non white. Still, the teams where 80%+ of the players are white finish top of the Super League every year. If you look at the current SLA, if you take games in hand and who they have to play in consideration, the Top 6 teams are all in that catogory. Those teams being Hamiltons, Maties, UCT, False Bay, Durbell and Vics. Many of the top coloured clubs are all stacked with white players in their 1st teams to make them stronger. These are facts and not emotional comments. Make your own conclusions.

  • Tyrone Woods - 2014-07-27 12:08

    And SA rugby continues to be plunged into the mud. This is kind of why the waratahs will win the final next weekend.

      Andrew Terr - 2014-07-27 12:42

      If my child is not good enough,i don't want him the side.

      Sticks Mabula - 2014-07-27 13:15

      Why??? Because ppl of color will be included?

      Johan Brits - 2014-07-27 13:29

      No Stick Mabula, Andrew merely says if his son is not good enough on merit, he should not be selected. therefor ,hold your lame racial horses

      jacques.potgieter.313 - 2014-07-27 13:56

      Is this policy not against the learners right to equality?

      Bootman Wpfan - 2014-07-27 18:10

      woody the reason why the Waratahs will be in the final next week is because they outplayed the Brumbies.......and the reason the Crusaders will be there is because players like Pat Lambie, Frans Steyn, SP Marair, Paul Jordaan, Cobus Reinach and Jean Deysel, who are all supposed to be superior white players, had a shocker of a semi final. Not to mention your "White" coach who wouldn't know a gameplan if one bit him on the ass.

  • Schalk Bothma - 2014-07-27 12:09

    Racist tendencies will cause hatred and animosity. How can you bring racsim back into schools? How can you tell a child he must or must not play a sport becasue of his colour!! After all these years of fighting and bloodshed you want to tell the youth it is ok to discriminate based on the colour of you skin......it will be crazy!!

      Sechaba Lenong - 2014-07-27 12:14

      I don't think this quota system is against the child but authorities forcing selectors to stop being biased.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 12:20

      The ANC's puppets in SARU continuing the moronic policy of BEE/AA/QUOTA'S in sport ... shame how pathetic --- Banana Bobjana show that those at the bottom of the evolutionary ladder cannot even play soccer - now the ANC wants to f()k rugby up by forcing them into the rugby teams ... These b@bb00ns show their incompetence in running this country into the ground, they show their incompetence in SAFA by ruining soccer in SA ... now these morons want to f()k up rugby from ground level. Ground level soccer "developement" is not making soccer any better in SA since it is ANC run and tax funded (another place where corruption rides the gravy train) ... Whites in particular and others who have a brain will be forced to take their kids out of schools and homeschool them ...form homeschooling leagues that is merit based where rugby can be played by those of all races who are born with the assets (physical/intellectual) can play the game properly ... not like the ANC posterboys who cant even beat Robin Island's national soccer team regularly ...

      Keith Sorensen - 2014-07-27 12:22

      And ZUMA, our President, is sending 2 envoys to Gaza to " advise " on peace, as achieved in South Africa. Just plain dumb !!!

      renofinch - 2014-07-27 13:16

      @Sechaba: choosing somebody based on the colour of their skin is being biased you idiot!

      Sticks Mabula - 2014-07-27 13:21

      Instead of ppl to be fair when they train this kids, they try to be clever and when the govern fights back, it's racism. Play fair and yu will win fair. The ppl of color are just being excluded deliberately so that at national level, stupid excuses are to be blamed... I say train all the kids equally and only those fit enough must get the starting lineup, either white and any other color....

      Lilian Looney - 2014-07-27 14:06

      Nothing new here. My son couldn't get into WP football because he was too white. And that was told to us by one of the selectors who sadly felt it was wrong but he had to abide by the rules. And that selector wasn't white.

      Stephanie Sutherland - 2014-07-27 17:16

      @Sechaba - a good selector will always pick the best player. Sometimes he will pick the player that will do the job within a team environment to meet team goals. Skin means nothing without talent and ability. I say if a black player is the better player he should be picked. Otherwise pick the best player on the day, identify players with potential and put them into advanced programs to help them meet the expectations of the level in which they will be required to perform. In Australia Brisbane, they have the BJRU and the Road to Reds programs to identify and train potential future players. Just a thought.

      Bootman Wpfan - 2014-07-27 19:31

      Stephanie unfortunately we don't live in Utopia

  • Hendrik Jakobus Pienaar - 2014-07-27 12:11

    Watch them go 0 from 3 against England, Wales & France.

      Fussed Anderson - 2014-07-27 12:54

      This is school rugby???????????

  • Chris Bekker - 2014-07-27 12:11

    How does this make sense if the players is born after apartheid?

      Shelle Malan - 2014-07-27 14:29

      While I agree 100% with your comment Chris, racial hatred no longer has anything to do with apartheid...racial hatred is simply inbred it seems...apartheid is just something to "blame" and "blaming" is also inbred in certain shades of colour........

      Ritchie Jay - 2014-07-27 16:10

      Its funny shelle how yo generalise. By your logic I can also make the deduction that the inability to construct a cohesive english sentence is also imbred within a certain shade of pink. What i'm trying to say is that it is not fair to assume all black people like to blame others. I know successful blacl people and they dont have time to blame others. Only unsuccessful lives have time blame others for their inabilities.

      joannekc1 - 2014-07-27 16:21

      Ritchie Jay your English is PATHETIC! "Imbred"... Lol!

      joannekc1 - 2014-07-27 16:34

      Urban Dictionary: "imbred" = "people who don't know how to spell inbred"...

  • Hennie Coetzee - 2014-07-27 12:13

    I don't have as much of a problem with this (although I HATE politicians meddling). At least it is at grass roots level. Here they will either sink or swim. If they force them in right at the top (super rugby or Boks), then they will definitely sink. I support any guy who wears a green and gold jersey. I don't care about the colour of their skin, as long as they perform.

      Lilian Looney - 2014-07-27 14:07

      I agree with you Hennie but then they must have quotas for soccer as well. The other way around though.

  • TaxStrike - 2014-07-27 12:14

    Lol. By my calculation this means that 14 members HAVE to White? How will Soweto Primary muster that?

      shaunswindon - 2014-07-27 12:22

      This quota is for the South African school squad and not individual schools sir.

      Hendriette Wielick - 2014-07-27 13:09

      "This quota is for the South African school squad and not individual schools sir" That is the next step

      Hendriette Wielick - 2014-07-27 13:09

      "This quota is for the South African school squad and not individual schools sir" That is the next step

  • FastnEasy Loans - 2014-07-27 12:14

    Battling to find the 'shock" part

  • Kevin Lamprecht - 2014-07-27 12:17

    All well and good. BUT I have a question - what happens to a school team that CANNOT meet the quota because the required persons of race DO NOT WANT TO PLAY RUGBY, and would rarher play Soccer?

      Citizen - 2014-07-27 12:28

      Most black kids would love to play rugby but it has always been seen as a white sport. There are hardly any black rugby players for the kids to look up to. It should obviously be black kids who can play rugby who make the team.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 12:36

      Citizen ... dont talk kuk man ... they dont have any rubgy teams to look up to since they also play rugby like morons ... whites, indians and some colored dont want to play soccer since it is played by losers, run by losers and funded by the ANC corrupt cronies ... Go ask SARU to start a black rugby league, fund it, develope it and then let the best from that league come play agains the merit based teams that exist ... they will still get f()ked up 50yrs later ...

      Andrew Gordon - 2014-07-27 13:25

      Its SA Schools. Not all the schools in SA. The competition is basically where a national team is made at a school boy age and level. Read the article again

  • Dawud Lanre - 2014-07-27 12:17

    And that was the end of grass root Rugby, like soccer down the drain..

  • anke.engelke.35 - 2014-07-27 12:19

    Why can't it simply be on merit?

      Theo Van Rayner - 2014-07-27 12:54

      Being selected on merit is too honest.

      Zee Komani - 2014-07-27 13:17

      The simple answer to that is racism. Coaches and selectors act as gate keepers and avoid selecting players of colour barring the most exceptional cases. Having a quota is undesirable, but it's a necessary evil. SA rugby has no legitimacy while the large portion of the population is effectively excluded from the sport.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 13:46

      Enoch Zantsi ...u have obviously been indoctrinated by the ANC and WITHOUT THINKING about what u are saying you are just parroting back the nonsense of those who indoctrinated you ... But that is usual for those like you since thinking would mean u have a brain and u are to scared to admit that u dont have one. Now since u live far away from SA ... bless Libia with your brainless drivel

      Lilian Looney - 2014-07-27 14:10

      Zee, whites are excluded from soccer. So, will you support a quota for whites in soccer?

      Zee Komani - 2014-07-27 17:39

      You know, Djousif, it's a distinct trait of the most intellectually endowed to separate issues under discussion from the person. As a rule of thumb, I steer clear of your type of person on internet forums, as nothing comes of it aside from the expletives and racist attacks. I've played rugby in 3 provinces across SA over a 17 year period and cricket over 15. I have provincial colours on the latter and I represented one of the most difficult provinces for players of colour to thrive, WP. I'm not sure what difficulty there is grasping the concept that racism is as rampant in our country today as it's ever been, socially, in the workplace and in sports. It's everywhere, even a brainless person like me has no trouble making such an observation. Having policies that mandate a fair number of players of colour in the teams has the advantage of protecting children from this group of being unfairly overlooked as is the case, at times irrespective of the level of talent. @Lillian, wherever there's a situation where a certain group is unfairly excluded, I would support policy that fixes that wrong. In this case, however, it doesn't appear that whites are unfairly excluded from football. For reasons known only to them, SA whites show very little interest in football. Their clubs are scarce and mostly social, not for competitive leagues like their rugby and cricket clubs, their schools offer millions of Rands in sports scholarships, but nothing for top young footballers. I could go on...

      Bootman Wpfan - 2014-07-27 18:17

      Zee you're using too many big words. Djousif hasn't got a clue what you just said.........and it's not because he's white, it's because he's an idiot.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 18:59

      Zee ... your specific line of drivel is as old and stale as BootMof's sister after yrs of incest ... twenty yrs we have had a level playing field, twenty yrs we have had to show we can compete --- in those twenty yrs the whites have shown an ability to win that we dont have ... 2 world cups in rugby --- ZERO in soccer ... with the ANC'S backing, funding, "interventions", political programs aimed at destroying the minority's ability to compete we still cannot force our way into teams on merit ... and then we come still come with the old excuses u and people like BOOTMOF have to think up to sleep better at night ... I have come to accept that the whites are better rugby players than my people ... they had a 100yrs headstart as it is now in their genes .. Blacks are better with the round ball - but only as long as whites dont want to play ... since our soccer is really kuk. Instead of pushing the black kids into teams they are not qualified for ... let the ANC and its henchman start a rugby league just for blacks - develope it, fund it to the hilt and then let the best of that league compete with the present merit based system --- I bet you that after 50yrs the black team will still get PK'd silly

  • Sharon Scott - 2014-07-27 12:19

    More political interference. Pick the BEST players, regardless of colour. That would motivate the kids to try harder and earn a place in the team. If they are all black or all white is not the point, but forcing schools to put black kids in will just cause all sorts of problems. When are we ever going to get over this crap??

  • Chris Du Preez - 2014-07-27 12:21

    Nothing wrong with picking 14 players of colour. but only if they deserve to be there!!!

      Sechaba Lenong - 2014-07-27 13:09

      Easier said than done. How I also wish it could be the case.

      Chris Du Preez - 2014-07-27 14:14

      nothing not easy about it.... if you are not good enough you should not be selected.... whats so difficult?? the only thing that makes this difficult is our racist and money hungry government.

      Zee Komani - 2014-07-27 17:49

      Chris, that's the ideal situation. Ideally, it shouldn't matter whether there's 1, 14 or 25 black players in the squad, but that the players chosen are the best. If it so happens that only 1 black player makes the cut, sure. But this is often used as a pretext that facilitates the deliberate exclusion of players of colour, in the name of 'merit'. Merit has often been used to perpetuate other agendas. You know, at UCT there used to be a marked difference in marks attained by students according to their skin colour, till the introduction of anonymous answer sheets where markers are blind to the student's name, and it resulted in a drastic reduction of this gap. Suddenly black students were good too...

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 19:35

      Zee ... your specific line of drivel is as old and stale as BootMof's sister after yrs of incest ... twenty yrs we have had a level playing field, twenty yrs we have had to show we can compete --- in those twenty yrs the whites have shown an ability to win that we dont have ... 2 world cups in rugby --- ZERO in soccer ... with the ANC'S backing, funding, "interventions", political programs aimed at destroying the minority's ability to compete we still cannot force our way into teams on merit ... and then we come still come with the old excuses u and people like BOOTMOF have to think up to sleep better at night ... I have come to accept that the whites are better rugby players than my people ... they had a 100yrs headstart as it is now in their genes .. Blacks are better with the round ball - but only as long as whites dont want to play ... since our soccer is really kuk. Instead of pushing the black kids into teams they are not qualified for ... let the ANC and its henchman start a rugby league just for blacks - develope it, fund it to the hilt and then let the best of that league compete with the present merit based system --- I bet you that after 50yrs the black team will still get PK'd silly

  • Grant Durban - 2014-07-27 12:23

    Keeping on entrenching racist policies even in children means that kids NOT chosen due to the colour of their skin will help racism live for another generation

      Shelle Malan - 2014-07-27 14:33

      Racial divide will be here until the end of time

  • Shaun O'Meara - 2014-07-27 12:27

    And what about soccer. You racist fools. Leave the children alone. All politicians should be sent to help Hamas. Especially eff and anc

      Citizen - 2014-07-27 12:33

      What really good soccer player who happens to be white has been denied? White people ran away from soccer thinking they could control rugby. Sorry buddy not in our country.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 13:43

      Nobukhosi Ntombifuthi Zulu, u have obviously been indoctrinated by the ANC and WITHOUT THINKING about what u are saying you are just parroting back the nonsense of those who indoctrinated you ... But that is usual for those like you since thinking would mean u have a brain and u are to scared to admit that u dont have one

      Lilian Looney - 2014-07-27 14:12

      Bulldust Citizen. My son played soccer but couldn't get into WP trials because he was white. His school played mainly soccer but they were told no whites could try for province. Go and see how many whites are represented at provincial trials. And it's not because they don't play soccer, it's because they are not wanted at the trials.

      Johan van Wyk - 2014-07-27 19:02

      @ citizen glo jy regtig die drek wat jy se?

  • Tom Robbins - 2014-07-27 12:27

    Some questions. What happens to the white child who is discriminated against. Will he grow up to love his oppressors and understand that it is right and proper that he is not allowed to do things because of the colour of his skin? And the black child who knows he's only in the team because he's black not because he's good. Will that make him love and want to play rugby or is he going to feel the disgust of his classmates every time he drops the ball?

      Shelle Malan - 2014-07-27 14:41

      The sense of entitlement prevailing in many kids of colour prevents them from feeling disgust....come spend time with us at competition at SA Schools level and be amazed......what is also pitiful to see however are the little white Afrikaans "cliques" of individuals with their own agendas, desperately trying to further their own children to the EXCLUSION of ALL other children regardless of colour or creed.....will resort to blatant unchallenged cheating and manipulation to further their own...and the quota system will stop THAT evil in it's tracks, which is a positive.....

      Johan van Wyk - 2014-07-27 19:00

      Malan, jy kruip verniet g@t by die anc, eff.

  • DarrenCooper68 - 2014-07-27 12:30

    And soccer for whites?

      Lilian Looney - 2014-07-27 14:13

      Exactly. Go to any provincial trials and you will find no whites. Not because they don't play soccer but they are not wanted at provincial trials. FACT.

  • Citizen - 2014-07-27 12:31

    Blacks will take over! We play any sport given half a chance better!

      Johnny Axe - 2014-07-27 12:36

      Swimming?

      David Legge - 2014-07-27 12:38

      Yes, clearly blacks are doing a marvelous job with our soccer team.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 12:40

      Yes moron --- keep telling yourself that --- and when u wake up from that wet-dream look at the team that just won the soccer WC, the best rugby teams in the world, cricket, etc... black will take over and infect what they take over with corruption, incompetence, and quotas ... shame --- better go back into your tree

      Ax Wong - 2014-07-27 12:47

      Stupid, uninformed comment.

      Henry Parsons - 2014-07-27 12:51

      So blacks will take over and the sport will triumph just like Bafana Bafana! Citizen you are sitting in Paradise, a Fool's Paradise

      Fussed Anderson - 2014-07-27 12:57

      Can you sink a submarine

      Melaine Gouws - 2014-07-27 14:19

      o please if you where so great in all sport why do you need quotas to make the team. I think there is great black and coloured players in our current Springbok team. But to say that there must be at least so many or so much only degrade their achievements. There is white people that want to play soccer or do you think all traditionally white school only play rugby? Shows you how little you know. Traditional English schools always had a soccer team. Where Afrikaans schools preferred their rugby. And what is wrong with that. Why do blacks get to cry" Our Tradition, Our Tradition" But they bemoan the white traditions as racism? Does that then don't make the Black person crying Racism the Racist?

      Ritchie Jay - 2014-07-27 15:58

      actually in the cricket department the sub continent has been number one on a number of occasions.

      Johan van Wyk - 2014-07-27 18:58

      Tell me something moron, how many world cups did bafana won? Because in 2010 they were the 1st ever host team not be in the playoffs. So rethink your comment.

  • Keith Sorensen - 2014-07-27 12:32

    There are presently enough " black " talented players selected on merit who have been playing 1st XV schools rugby and Craven u13, Craven ui18 & Grant Khomo u16. Why now enforce Quotas ? SA Academy week tournament was initiated as a means of "talent " development, is this now to be abolished ? Maybe the racist government officials actually want black players from the rural schools to be included in SA team as a means to syphon into funds thereby redistributing wealth ??? WHY TRY TO FIX SOMETHING THAT IS NOT BROKEN ??

  • Stephen Brookes - 2014-07-27 12:44

    Because that would be too fair

  • Mark Aldridge - 2014-07-27 12:58

    It's racist and we should respond by creating our own Union where you are picked purely on performance

  • Andrew Salies - 2014-07-27 12:58

    What about to much blacks in soccer and be honest they are useless. I call them Banana Banana.

  • Mark Aldridge - 2014-07-27 13:00

    It's time we take politics out of sports... Enough is enough

  • Ntlanganiso Qwabe - 2014-07-27 13:09

    This is what the ANC is fighting for, our struggle for more black platers in Cricket and Rugby.

      Djousif Faksmy - 2014-07-27 13:50

      Black Platers hey??? Go climb back into your evolutionary tree ... ask the tokolosh for your tail back ... and try to evolve a brain ... then come back and contribute something useful

      Melaine Gouws - 2014-07-27 14:28

      Really is that what the struggle was for. More black players in our National team. Did someone forgot to tell that to Mr Mandela. I swear he went to jail because he wanted equality to all people. so that people could be judge according to their merit and not their skin colour, so that all people should be treated equal. So he went to jail for nothing. Idiots like you that minimise the achievements that this country reached. We are going back and not forward. Ideas like this tends to make more racist not less. And here I am talking not of white to black racism but the reverse is now happening.

      Shelle Malan - 2014-07-27 14:44

      Melaine...no choice but to reverse as after 20 years of "democracy" there IS no positive on the horizon...

      Mark Hinderberger - 2014-07-27 16:40

      Ask yourself this, Sparkie, Why and from Where do the some of the players of colour come from, who play in the First team in the schools who are ranked under the top 10 rugby schools in South Africa ! They are head hunted by scouts. Do you have an answer NOW ?

  • Dhirshan Gobind - 2014-07-27 13:09

    Racism!!! Apartheid in reverse!!! Place quotas in soccer too!!!

  • Andrew Eugene Alves - 2014-07-27 13:12

    Why dont they make a white team and a black team let them play eachother the one that wins gets all the clory, sorry to easy.

      Melaine Gouws - 2014-07-27 14:30

      I take it those that gave Andrew Eugene Alves' comment a thumbs down, do not believe that there will be enough people of colour that WILL make the grade?

  • Daniel Brian Barnard - 2014-07-27 13:15

    South Africa's quotas are hilarious. Only concentrating on the sports that are doing well. Once again quotas on rugby and not soccer! Blatant racism and stupidity. Reminding me of Zimbabwe and all the clever decisions to do away with white people and now look where they are. Laughable culture

  • Michael Kelynack - 2014-07-27 13:24

    And yet.. basically no whites in the soccer team. Amazing how screwed up this country has become.

      Mpho Mabote - 2014-07-27 15:31

      do u even watch soccer Michael.

  • Mark Hinderberger - 2014-07-27 13:26

    I thought kids born after 1994 do not fall into the BEE category ? This is unconstitutional. The best play gets the foot forward !!!!

      Melaine Gouws - 2014-07-27 14:31

      The constitution is what the ANC decide on a particular day it should be! Not what is fair, that is not how they operate.

  • niel.bruwer.5 - 2014-07-27 13:31

    I wonder if this is even true? Rapport are know for rheir unreliable journalism

  • Merinda du Preez - 2014-07-27 13:34

    Dear people - this is not the first time - its been done all the time.As a selecter I talk of experience - netball - 5-5 rugby 11-11. And after 20 years - no change - did you really think your son or daughter wasn't good enough to make the squad - no my dear it was because of the colour of his or her skin.so this news - is acyually no news to us! We are use to it on schoollevel!

  • Izak Gabriël Beukes - 2014-07-27 13:34

    It serves those boys right for being such pro-apartheid racists!!! Oh, wait a minute... they weren't even born back then, were they???

  • jonas.Bnet - 2014-07-27 13:37

    Everyone needs a chance, quotas will force the schools to assist more black players

      Melaine Gouws - 2014-07-27 14:36

      Hahahaha, sorry will stop laughing soon. Hehehe, you are an idiot. Hahaha!!! If they have talent they won't need to be assisted. Met a few black boys that is great players on school level. They play in their "White" schools first team. Not because of quotas but because they are talented players. Go Boys.

      Mark Hinderberger - 2014-07-27 16:38

      Ask yourself this, Sparkie, Why and from Where do the some of the players of colour come from, who play in the First team in the schools who are ranked under the top 10 rugby schools in South Africa ! They are head hunted by scouts. Do you have an answer NOW ?

  • Phillip Oosthuizen - 2014-07-27 13:38

    If it is based on perfformance I don't care what colour the players are, if not, I apologize to new zealand and australia for not being their nemesis or competition for them in the future.Coaches does not discriminate against players bases on their colour, neither do we, the supporters BUT we do descriminate against ability, either a player is good enough or they are not, simple as that

  • Hedzer Stelma - 2014-07-27 13:44

    At least half of the SA Schools rugby squad will feature players of colour in a move to implement quotas at schools level for the first time. If that is the case why don't everybody send a mail to the IRB to tell them what is happening. The best must always be picked it does not matter colour. irb@irb.com

  • Sabelo Lex Mthembu - 2014-07-27 13:48

    The problem is that some of you think giving other children of colour a chance takes away something from another child when only good things come from having a round represented team, with players who are deserving.

      Niel van der Walt - 2014-07-27 14:51

      If you are good enough you will get a chance. Based on performance, not skin colour

  • Danie Nel - 2014-07-27 13:51

    Plain and simple racism.

  • Blue Bulls - 2014-07-27 13:51

    Racism is alive and well and enforced by the ANC government! Nkandla Awethu!

  • Connor Grant - 2014-07-27 13:54

    NOT Cool, play the best players no matter where they come from or what they look like! Luckily most the big franchises find and develop the best schoolboy stars anyway. The Grey College 1st XV would moer the poms and french juniors, yet there will only be 1/2 in the actual squad. F U politics and quotas!

  • Kiwi - 2014-07-27 13:55

    Slowly, slowly we see the end of once proud rugby nation.

      Mpho Mabote - 2014-07-27 15:26

      "Proud white rugby nation"you meant to say.

  • Scott Myers - 2014-07-27 13:57

    How does it not take something away from another child? Children who are more deserving will be cut from the team if the quota has not been met. It should be based purely on merit.

      Sonwabo Soso Ntshata - 2014-07-27 16:51

      Dont you think it should have been based on marit b4 1994

  • Johan Kotze - 2014-07-27 13:59

    The IRB should ban South African international rugby until they remove politics from the sport. It is in the IRB constitution that politics in sport will not be allowed. Place only on merit. Period.

      Hannes Loock - 2014-07-27 16:27

      Why was South-Africa banned from International sport before (I think) 1992? Was'nt that for the same reasons than what's now beginning to happen in South-Africa?

      Justin Van Zyl - 2014-07-27 16:52

      At least there will be bigger crowds for Currie Cup games:-)

  • Greg Hunt - 2014-07-27 14:02

    They will lose all there games.

  • Zenzo Ndebele - 2014-07-27 14:03

    If you the school head are not interested in implementing the quota system. They should resign.20 years after apartheid all SA rugby teams are predominately white. I say a BIG NO.Lets start seeing change.

      Niel van der Walt - 2014-07-27 14:47

      Shut up and contribute something useful. 20years after apartheid and our money is worthless, services are pathetic, everything is expensive, we have load shedding, crime is insane, corruption is rife. These are REAL issues you fool, not "what colour is the wing".

      Mark Hinderberger - 2014-07-27 16:56

      Ask yourself this, Sparkie, Why and from Where do the some of the players of colour come from, who play in the First team in the schools who are ranked under the top 10 rugby schools in South Africa ! They are head hunted by scouts. Why? because they want to stay in the TOP TEN.Do you have an answer NOW ?

  • Jean-Pierre La Duze - 2014-07-27 14:11

    heheheheheheheh the whites now sound Julius Malema

  • Greg Fouche - 2014-07-27 14:33

    Choosing somebody for a sport team for any other reason than his superior ability over a rival player for a position in that team is anti competitive and not sport. Choosing less than the best players for a team for whatever reason weakens the team and the name of whoever or whatever they represent. Choosing players or quotas on the basis of ethnic group or skin color for the sake of representation is racist, and implementing it by policy is probably as legal as the past government who got us banned from international sport for using the same policy . De'ja' vu ?

      Aldrich Fritz - 2014-07-27 14:47

      agree with u 100%

  • Christopher Grant Rogers - 2014-07-27 14:47

    Really? Quotas in school rugby? What else do the blacks want to destroy?

  • Alain Smit - 2014-07-27 14:50

    SA se ma se @#$ saam met die nuwe government en die ou een!

  • Utopian Indigent - 2014-07-27 14:58

    Unbelievable that the handfull (1%) of the population that YOUNG-white-males, can be considered a threat to sports development and EE statistics. It is mathematically impossible that excluding them like this, can have any positive effect. But then, as tests and statistics show us over and over, South Africa is extremely weak on maths. That is why government STILL thinks excluding the smallest group in the population can solve the statistical anomalies. The price we will pay is the end of competitiveness in rugby as as already the case in service delivery and business, and the end of South Africa being a superpower in rugby.

  • Theresa Lottering - 2014-07-27 14:59

    Why not half white players in the soccer teams?????????????????????????????