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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 7. 1969.

League team

League team

I Found somewhat baffling a letter From A. W. Strange in the issue of April 15. I am wondering whether he has played with the 1963 South African rugby league team contained coloureds. He says: "This team was made up very largely of South Africans playing the code professionally in Great Britain and Australia, amongst whom ARE a number of coloured South Africans."

I can state quite categorically that the tide which visited here wet all white. Mr T. E. Skinner's double standards on this issue are well known. As a working journalist I questioned him in 1965 on his connections with rugby league on this four by South African league players and how he could reconcile the fact that he exhorted Federation of labour members to boycott the Springboks' tour here that year. All I received was a flood of prevarication, of which it was impossible to make any sense.

L. S. Knight.