About Rugby


Update yourself on some rugby history and watch this video about the 1995 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in South Africa, a country torn apart by racism. Watch how Nelson Mandela saw an unlikely opportunity in rugby to unite a nation by tackling institutionalized racism and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Mandela understood that there could be no democracy without peace and he used rugby to give people a taste of what could be. He appealed to white hearts by promising to reward them with a cherished prize, the next Rugby World Cup hosted on South African soil, if they backed democratic elections.

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