Last week, Mantashe criticised the Springbok coaching team, and specifically head coach Heyneke Meyer, for selecting only a few black players in his team and suggested the coaches were under the impression that rugby was a "white sport."
Mbalula reiterated, however, that transformation was a process, rather than an occurrence that happened overnight. Recently the Minister commended the South African Rugby Union (Saru) for convening a transformation indaba, although he admitted at the meeting that transformation was occurring at a slow pace. He also said transformation should not be trivialised by simply counting the number of black players in the team.
The Springboks are in the UK for their year-end tour, BDLive
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