This month’s ‘Rugby Reloaded’ talks to Dr Hendrik Snyders about the attempts to start rugby league in South Africa in the 1950s and the influx of black, ‘coloured’ and white South Africans into British rugby league in the 1960s. It’s a story of politics, race, RFL accommodation to apartheid, and British rugby league providing a home for non-white rugby stars.

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