The Commonwealth Games and colonialism

Every day, thousands of runners run around The Tan track at the perimeter of Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens. Many do not realise they pass a boulder inscribed with the Aboriginal flag and a statement about the remains…

Cape Crusaders… Why support NZ?

Politics and sport are inseparable. To paraphrase the famous military thinker Carl von Clausewitz, sport could be politics – or even warfare – by other means. This is even truer of sport at a national level:…

France defeats SA in Rugby World Cup race

To the surprise of many commentators, South Africa has lost out to France over the hosting of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The announcement was made in London (Wednesday) afternoon by World Rugby president Bill Beaumont….