Letter: Leagues ahead

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Sir: Dave Hadfield is to be congratulated on his excellent piece on rugby league in the South African townships. Rugby league has a powerful history of fighting repression and no doubt there will be plenty to come for those trying to develop rugby league over there. The repression, as ever, will come from rugby union, who don't have any real interest in developing their game amongst the majority of its population (non-whites), but certainly will want to stop the growth of rugby league, whoever it is played by, and will certainly want to curry favour with such as the ANC. We don't want the 1995 Rugby Union World Cup disrupting, do we?

Yours sincerely,



28 July