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South Africa Rugby Boss Denies Racism in World Cup Team

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(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.

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