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Afrikaners, Anglos and Springboks, 1906-2006

In 2006 we hosted the second in the series of 'Rugby, Empire and Commonwealth' conferences.

The speakers were:

Prof. Andre Odendaal (CEO, Western Province Cricket Association; founding director, Robben Island Museum)

Tom Bedford (former Springbok, key participant in 1988-90 SARB-ANC negotiations) - My personal journey through South African rugby

Dr Dean Allen (University of Ulster) - Tours of reconciliation: rugby, war and reconstruction in South Africa 1891-1907

John Taylor (journalist and broadcaster; former Wales and Lions) - Apartheid, rugby, protest and boycott (1)- refusing to tour 1970s

Stuart Barnes (journalist and broadcaster; former England and Lions) - Apartheid, rugby, protest and boycott (2)- refusing to tour 1980s

Please note that the thoughts and opinions expressed in the conference papers above are those of the authors and not those of the Rugby Football Union or the World Rugby Museum.