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Rugby helped Mandela to convert white supremacists

 Reuters 30 July 2019

Sports movies too often veer uneasily between off-field drama and on-pitch action without portraying either with much conviction. "Invictus", the tale of Nelson Mandela's role in South Africa's triumphal 1995 rugby World Cup victory over the New Zealand All Blacks, is more plausible than most, although it has its critics. (993 Words) - By John Mehaffey

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South African President Nelson Mandela (L) shakes hands with Springok captain Francois Pienaar after their team defeated New Zealand in the '95 Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

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6. Francois Pienaar, former captain of the South African Springboks told INSP "I'm a big fan of The Big Issue."Photo: REUTERS/Fred Prouser


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