Saru embarks on anti-racism drive

The South African Rugby Union (Saru), its provinces and sponsors have embarked on an anti-racism campaign aimed at sensitising supporters on the dangers of racism.

The South African Rugby Union (Saru), its provinces and sponsors have embarked on an anti-racism campaign aimed at sensitising supporters on the dangers of racism.

Saru said yesterday the initiative, which will see provincial players wear jerseys with anti-racism messages during matches, is being backed by their sponsors and Ziningi Shibambo - a victim of a recent racist attack by a group of rugby fans.

"We are putting the message squarely in front of our supporters and the whole rugby community so there can be no doubt about where rugby stands - we are utterly opposed to racism and will continue to campaign to get that message across," Saru president Oregan Hoskins said in a statement.

Meanwhile, The Star newspaper reports that the Soweto Rugby Union has terminated its membership of the Golden Lions Rugby Union due to their supposed lack of ability to tackle racism issues and to address transformation.

The Soweto club is believed to be planning to meet Hoskins with an intention to form a separate provincial union. - Sapa and Sowetan

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