In 1959 the Rugby Football Union again proposed to send a whites-only All Black team to South Africa. By that time opposition to apartheid rugby within New Zealand had grown into a nationwide campaign. This cartoon from the Christchurch Star shows the stubborn Rugby Union dragged between two opposing forces – the trough of money it would make by giving in to South Africa's demands, and the opinion of the New Zealand public, which favoured non-racial sport.
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