3 weeks ‘Invictus:’ Inspiring and uniting a nation Manilatimes |Sports
ROMY P. MARIÑASThe 1995 Rugby World Cup was won by South Africa under seemingly formidable odds. One thing that had gone in its favor, however, was home advantage, the country being the host of what was arguably the most important tournament in the sport pitting burly, giant men against equally burly, giant men from legendary teams, among them Australia’s Wallabies and New Zealand’s All Blacks. Another was that the championships were being held under a post-apartheid South Africa, which was undergoing the birth pains of the transition to democracy.
But white supremacy was still evident, at least ... more