Political Football

The story of six Wallabies, who after touring South Africa in 1969, realized that playing International rugby against South Africa would be condoning apartheid.

Making themselves unavailable for selection against the Springboks when they toured Australia in 1971 gave respectability to an otherwise radical campaign. Only one of the group would represent Australia again.

The tour, which was supported by 85% of the population, not only changed the face of Australia, but played some part in the collapse of apartheid in South Africa some 20 years later. Political Football pays homage to a group of relatively unknown Australian sportsmen, who dared to swim against the current, and sacrificed their personal ambitions for the sake of a principle.

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Production Year: 
2005
Duration: 
56 mins
Series Episode
Standard $110
Schools $88
Home $66

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