This autumn is the 50th anniversary of the now infamous 1969 South African rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland. On Wednesday, BBC Wales will screen Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rugby, Apartheid and Me’ in which he re-examines his decision not boycott South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. So this week’s ‘Rugby Reloaded’ looks back at 1969, and the tour that was historic for all the wrong reasons. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, follow me on Twitter @collinstony and take a look at

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