- South Africa's Springbok rugby team should include more black players, Nobel peace prize laureate and leading anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu said Friday.
The widely-respected former Anglican archbishop criticised what he called the "tortoise pace" at which racial integration has taken place in the national team since the end of apartheid 20 years ago.
"Particularly hurtful is the selection of black players as peripheral squad members, never given the chance to settle down and earn their spurs," he said in a letter to the Cape Times.
The Springboks, who are ranked as number two in the world, play Argentina on Saturday with two black Africans on the bench but none in the starting 15.
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