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'Govt to blame for lack of black Boks'

AfriForum says a quota demanding more black players in SA’s rugby team won’t solve anything.

FILE: The Springboks sing the national anthem before the start of their clash against the World XV at Newlands on 7 June 2014.

CAPE TOWN - AfriForum says government is to blame for the lack of black players in the Springbok rugby team.

The civil rights group plans to approach the International Rugby Board to complain about the South African Rugby Union's proposed quota system.

Earlier this year Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula threatened to take action against national teams if more black players were not included.

AfriForum's Kallie Kriel says quotas won't solve the problem.

"The state should take responsibility and bring back sport into the curriculum. There should be an effort to make sure that sport is also offered at school level because that is where most children get their opportunities."