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  Indians Rugby - History
He was replaced as Captain by A E Stoddart who had just completed a tour of Australia with the English Cricket team.
This tour greatly increased the popularity of rugby and large crowds started attending grade matches in Sydney and Brisbane.
1981 - Mark, Gary and Glen Ella become the first three brothers to be chosen in the same Wallaby squad.
www.indiansrugby.com /pages/game_history.html   (1736 words)

  
  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/1981 Springbok Tour
The 1981 Springbok Tour (still known by many in New Zealand as The Tour) was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South African Springbok rugby team.
The 1976 Tour contributed to the Gleneagles Agreement being adopted by the Commonwealth Heads of State in 1977.
The 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand could have been stopped by the courts: it is interesting that protest groups did not attempt such a remedy within the "system" in 1981.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/1981_Springbok_Tour   (2210 words)

  
 All Blacks
Prime Minister Robert Muldoon was asked to cancel the tour, but he permitted the South African team to come to New Zealand in mid 1981, arguing that New Zealand was a free and democratic country.
The long term fallout from the 1981 Springbok tour was that the All Blacks did not tour South Africa until after the apatheid regeime fell.
While the 1985 Springbok tour saw major rugby fields ringed in barbed wire for Springbok games, there were no protests as political circumstances had changed.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/19/1981_Springbok_Tour.html   (814 words)

  
 State Your Position » About the header
Activists asked New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon to cancel the tour, but he permitted the South African team to come to New Zealand in mid-1981, arguing that New Zealand was a free and democratic country, and that “politics should stay out of sport”.
Muldoon’s critics, however, felt that Muldoon really allowed the tour to go ahead in order for his National Party to secure the votes of rural and provincial conservatives in the general election later in the year.
The Muldoon government was re-elected in 1981 partially as a backlash to the tour protests.
www.stateyourposition.com /about-the-header   (1500 words)

  
 Print Article: Rugby's true heavyweight title fight
And his comments to the 1949 Springbok team capture something of the atmosphere of rugby's supreme rivalry, which continues in Melbourne tonight.
Springboks and All Blacks visiting Britain or Australia found it quite pleasant that they could walk the streets of London, Edinburgh or Sydney unrecognised and unmolested, but missed the enthusiasm of home.
New Zealand opinion was outraged during the first Springbok tour in 1921 when a South African journalist expressed horror at white New Zealanders barracking for the Maoris against the tourists.
www.theage.com.au /cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2003/11/07/1068013395001.html   (753 words)

  
 tour - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The most notable achievement of the 1984 professional bowling tours for men and women came when a woman bettered the all-time scoring records for 16 and 24 consecutive games in a tournament.
In a year devoid of the epic on-court confrontations that had captivated the sports world in previous campaigns, the top male tennis pros seemed to flounder in a near-constant reshuffling of the upper ranks, while among the women, Martina Navratilova broke away from the pack to dominate the game....
The year 1981 saw some extraordinary competitive play, intense rivalries, and record-breaking feats.
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 Springbok - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Springbok, small antelope of the southern African plains.
The springbok is reddish-tan, with a dark stripe on the flank marking off the white...
antelope, caribou, chamois, chevrotain, dik-dik, elk, gazelle, gnu, impala, moose, okapi, reindeer, springbok, Thomson's gazelle
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 Massey News Article - ‘81 Springbok tour images on show
Photographs of the 1981 Springbok Tour once considered too sensitive to show Commonwealth leaders are on show at The Engine Room gallery until 13 October.
The Tour is Here was originally intended for exhibition at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Melbourne in 1981 but, according to gallery manager Kim Paton, was intercepted by Customs apparently over concerns it would embarass the New Zealand Government.
The Tour is Here opened last week in in conjunction with the Expanding Documentary conference being held at the University from 22 – 24 September.
masseynews.massey.ac.nz /2006/Massey_News/issue-17/stories/12-17-06.html   (175 words)

  
  1981 Springbok Tour | Buzznick.com
Many African nations boycotted the 1976 Olympic Games because of the All Black tour to South Africa that year and the 1981 Springbok tour to New Zealand was...
The impact of the 1981 Springbok tour and the events that brought it about seem like a long time ago now.
1981 Springbok Tour The 1981 Springbok Tour (still known by many in New Zealand as The Tour) was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South.
www.buzznick.com /1981springboktr.html   (169 words)

  
  1981 Springbok Tour Information
The 1981 Springbok Tour (still known by many in New Zealand as The Tour) was a controversial tour of New Zealand by the South African Springbok rugby team.
Although the Muldoon government was re-elected in the 1981 election its majority was reduced from four seats to just one and as in 1978 Muldoon's National Party received fewer votes than the opposition Labour Party.
The All Blacks did not tour South Africa until after the fall of the apartheid régime (1990 - 1994), although after the official 1985 tour was cancelled an unofficial tour did take place in 1986 by a team including some but not the majority of All Blacks players.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/1981_Springbok_Tour   (1896 words)

  
 Wellington : Springbok Tour 1981
The rivalry between the Springboks and the All Blacks is one of the longest and most enduring between two sporting nations.
COST (or "Citizens Opposed to the Springbok Tour") were an anti-tour protest organisation which ran parallel to but was quite separate from the main anti-tour group HART ("Halt All Racist Tours").
It emerged as a result of the department's early recognition that the 1981 tour was going to be viewed as being historically significant in years to come.
www.wcl.govt.nz /wellington/tour.html   (1869 words)

  
 Auckland City Libraries: The 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand
During the apartheid era in South Africa Springbok rugby players were chosen on the basis of race and Māori rugby players were at first not included in tours of South Africa.
At Eden Park, the tour was cut short after flour bombs from a low flying light plane were dropped on the pitch.
There was only an unofficial tour of South Africa by the "Cavaliers", and the proposed 1985 tour of New Zealand was cancelled.  Also, rugby went through a brief drop in popularity.
www.aucklandcitylibraries.com /general.aspx?ct=738&id=3738   (411 words)

  
 WebFetch - Web Search: springboks
Springboks were promoted to the Middlesex 3 South league for 2002/03 season.
The Springboks, Bokke or amaBokoboko are the South African national rugby union team.
Springboks (or Springbokke in Afrikaans), as they are...
www.webfetchpro.co.uk /uk.wpro/search/web/springboks?engineset=uk-only_oando   (367 words)

  
 1981 Springboks Tour
The 1981 56-day, 15 match, three test, Springbok tour from July 19 to September 12, brought together the potent symbols of rugby and apartheid with a dormant social consciousness.
But the region was not wholly engrossed with the tour – a poll at the time showed that 39 percent of people opposed it – and in the lead up to the tour Wairarapa people attended protests, marches, and boycotts in their hundreds.
The tour was at a time when New Zealand was “out of step” and conservative compared with the rest of the world, and while there are not many fls on the Springbok team today, it is “not really an issue when they have a fl government”.
wairarapa.co.nz /times-age/weekly/2001/springboks_tour.html   (3903 words)

  
 1981 Springboks Tour
The 1981 56-day, 15 match, three test, Springbok tour from July 19 to September 12, brought together the potent symbols of rugby and apartheid with a dormant social consciousness.
But the region was not wholly engrossed with the tour – a poll at the time showed that 39 percent of people opposed it – and in the lead up to the tour Wairarapa people attended protests, marches, and boycotts in their hundreds.
The tour was at a time when New Zealand was “out of step” and conservative compared with the rest of the world, and while there are not many fls on the Springbok team today, it is “not really an issue when they have a fl government”.
www.wairarapa.net.nz /times-age/weekly/2001/springboks_tour.html   (3903 words)

  
 Bok head for Maori team: Sport: Rugby: News24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Springbok teams have a tradition of presenting a mounted springbok head to the first team to beat them in a non-Test match on any tour.
Claassen's Springboks did not lose to a provincial side on that tour, which is regarded as one of the most difficult undertaking by any sports team.
During the last tour match, the third Test, flour bombs were dropped on Eden Park from a light aircraft that kept flying over the ground in Auckland.
www.news24.com /News24/Sport/Rugby/0,9294,2-9-838_1992853,00.html   (475 words)

  
 1981 Springbok tour horrors recalled - 31 Aug 2006 - NZ Herald: New Zealand and International Sport News including ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Both insist it was the rugby tour of a lifetime but say the saddest part was seeing New Zealanders fighting each other in the streets.
Claasen doesn't regret the decision to tour, and says it had as much positive impact on South Africa as it did negative in New Zealand.
In 1981 Botha was the golden-haired boy of South African rugby, the pivot with a huge boot, and the man who was going to lead them to a famous series victory.
www.nzherald.co.nz /section/story.cfm?c_id=4&ObjectID=10398993   (1404 words)

  
 1981: Hitting the Road
With South Africa still under apartheid rule, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union was determined to proceed with its long-planned 1981 Springbok tour...
By the end of 1981, the Archive has: become an Official Repository under the Archives Act (1957); observer status at Federation Internationale des Archives du Film; published The Tin Shed, the first book on NZ film history; and employed the first film repairer.
Over that period, 1520 people are charged with offences related to anti-tour protests, with the last tour case being held in late 1983.
www.filmarchive.org.nz /archive_presents/1981/1981.html   (1306 words)

  
 Kiwi Buddha
The 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand had been greatly anticipated by the rugby mad white community of South Africa.
New Zealand was their most cherished rival and this tour was going to be live on television…a first for South Africa.
From a prison mate of Nelson Mandela to the Captain of the ’81 Springboks, the documentary uncovers how the actions of the New Zealand protestors were perceived, understood, and used to help in the struggle against the apartheid regime.
www.spacific.co.nz /documentaries/try_revolution.htm   (291 words)

  
 Amazon.com for America - Search Results - Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Springbok rugby: An illustrated history : the proud story of South African rugby from 1891 to the 1995 World Cup by Chris Greyvenstein
Doc Craven's tribute: The legends of Springbok rugby, 1889-1989 by Daniel Hartman Craven
Shamrock and Springbok: The Irish impact on South African military history, 1689-1914 by S Monick
astore.amazon.com /540-20/search?node=22&keywords=Springboks&page=1   (164 words)

  
 Pourquoi Pas? » Cricket Tour of Zimbabwe
The New Zealand cricket team is scheduled to tour Zimbabwe later this year.
New Zealand cricket is under pressure to withdraw from the tour.
International sports tours to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe lend credibility to Mugabe and his regime and offer a platform for this monster to prance around before the eyes of the word.
dianne.free.fr /index.php/cricket-tour-of-zimbabwe   (385 words)

  
 New Zealand cinema
Some of its images are frighteningly realistic when compared to televison footage of the 1981 Springbok Tour protests, just 3 years later.
In 1981 there were three New Zealand feature films released.
Film enthusiast, critic and historian Jonathan Dennis[?] (1953—2002) was a primary driving force behind the archive and became its first director.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ne/New_Zealand_cinema.html   (1225 words)

  
 Season Page
The 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand had been greatly anticipated by the rugby-mad white community of South Africa.
Try Revolution is a one-hour documentary filmed by a New Zealander which tells the story of how the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand impacted on South Africa.
From interviews with a prison mate of Nelson Mandela, to Wynand Claasen, captain of the '81 Springboks, the documentary uncovers how the actions of the New Zealand protestors were perceived, understood, and used to help in the struggle against the Apartheid regime.
www.tvsa.co.za /showinfo.asp?showid=859   (250 words)

  
 Puke Ariki - Resources - 1981 Springbok Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Tour photographs : a record by 16 photographers of protests against the 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand, z322.44 TOU
Abstract: Reflects on the long-term impact on NZ of the 1981 Springbok tour, and suggests that it was the end to passionate protests.
Abstract: Reflects on the 1981 Springbok rugby tour in NZ.
www.pukeariki.com /en/resources/pathfinders/springbokpath.asp   (522 words)

  
 The Truth About Labour - The Phoney Left
When a tour to South Africa was proposed in 1959, a big protest movement developed in New Zealand and a petition of 153,000 signatures called for the abandonment of the tour.
At this stage the anti-tour protest was on the basis of opposition to the exclusion of Maori from the touring team.
John Minto, a leading campaigner against the 1981 Springbok tour, recalled in a talk in 2004, how Jim Anderton, while president of the Labour Party, made a special visit to an anti-tour meeting to urge the protesters to abandon a planned march to block the harbour bridge in Auckland.
www.workersparty.org.nz /other/thetruthaboutlabour.htm   (13049 words)

  
 Puke Ariki - Taranaki Stories - Springbok Tour Forces Brave Decision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He chose not to play against the South African Springboks rugby team during its 1981 tour of New Zealand.
He played against Romania and France in a series-winning tour during the summer of 1981-82 and finished his All Blacks career with a Bledisloe Cup series victory at Eden Park in the winter of 1982.
In the early 1990s, Graham was invited to a reception for Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison and then became president of South Africa in 1994.
www.pukeariki.com /en/stories/sport/mourieon81tour.asp   (668 words)

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