Kicking it Out

Wales This Week looks back 25 years to a rebel tour of South Africa which rocked the foundations of Welsh rugby.

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During the apartheid, sporting contact with South Africa had become highly controversial. Despite this, several so-called Rebel Tours left the UK, sparking huge protests.

Twenty five years ago, one such tour saw ten Welsh rugby internationals and six Welsh Rugby Union officials fly out to South Africa as part of a World Fifteen rugby team.

The tour had been organised independently of the WRU, who had never sanctioned the trip, but the backlash rocked the foundations of Welsh rugby.

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