(BBC) – South Africa’s rugby chief has hit back at allegations of racism following a row over the selection of a mainly white squad for the World Cup.
Oregan Hoskins said efforts were being made to promote the game among black people, and he did not need a “lecture” on racial transformation.
Eight black players have been included in the 31-member squad.
Critics say good black players were excluded, and racism is rife in South African rugby.
They say they expected at least 30% of the squad to be made up of black players, in a country where white minority rule ended some 21 years ago.