In 1921, when the South African Springbok rugby team toured New Zealand, New Zealand Truth reproduced a report sent to South African newspapers by a journalist associated with the Springboks. The South African reporter described the Napier match between the Springboks and a New Zealand Māori team as the 'most unfortunate match ever played.' He was particularly disturbed by the level of support for the Māori team from Pākehā New Zealanders.
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Reference: New Zealand Truth, 17 September, 1921, p. 6
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