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Should South Africa's national rugby team reflect the colors of the country or its players?

Green and blacks: Should South Africa's national rugby team reflect the colors of the country or its players?

When Nelson Mandela strode onto a field in 1995—a year after the birth of South Africa’s democracy—images of him wearing the green and gold of the national rugby team became a stirring symbol of his commitment to racial unity.

The complete South African Rugby World Cup 2015 squad. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa addicted to drama over the race of their rugby squad: Kaya Malotana

“Kaya! You can’t score in your own goal. As a keeper you are supposed to pick the ball up!” The voice belonged to my uncle, shouting during a game of street soccer in Zwartwater, Lady Frere, Transkei.