WHAT HAPPENED| WHILE CRICKET SA received praise in Parliament for the success it had achieved on the cricket field, as well as with transformation, the rugby administration was criticised. ANC MPs are particularly concerned about the too-white rugby teams and coaches, songs aimed at whipping up emotions and the old national flag being displayed at rugby stadiums. The Proteas are now the leading one-day team in the world.
WHAT THE OTHERS SAID RAPPORT SAYS THAT the satisfying balance of eight white and seven black players in the Proteas is entirely the result of the success achieved in the past two series. The sting of race quotas has been drawn by winners. Die Burger says that all 15 players can now perform to their full potential, because they have the support of all. Beeld says that SA’s quality players, white and black, inspire hope for success in the world cup.