Amerika

Affirmative Action And South African Rugby

If you know anything about upscale communities in South Africa, you know these predominantly white enclaves root passionately for The Springboks.

The ‘Boks are The South Africa Rugby Football Union National Side. They are world renowned, were featured in the movie Invictus, and vie with Australia, Ireland and England to be considered the team good enough to compete consistently with The New Zealand All Blacks. In order to handle the second part of this mandate, and start fielding sides that would stand up to the infamous All Black Haka and all of the mayhem unleashed soon thereafter, an ex-Springbok player with the wonderfully convenient name of Jake !WHITE! has suggested they field a squad of Springboks that is, in fact, All Black.

The Test against Wales in Washington D.C. falls outside the official window so it’s very unlikely that the overseas-based players will be released for duty. June is the point of the European season where the playoffs take place and teams like Montpellier, Toulon and Saracens won’t release players. So how can we work the situation to get the most out of that Test while still giving the Boks a chance to make a winning start to the season, and at the same time ensure we’re ready to host England the following week? If I was the Bok coach, I’d look to pick a team against Wales that is made up of local players with a special emphasis on those that count towards the transformation targets. Siya Kolisi would potentially captain a side that featured Tendai Mtawarira, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Trevor Nyakane, Marvin Orie, Lood de Jager, Thembalani Bholi, Nizaam Carr, Embrose Papier, Damian Willemse, Raymond Rhule, Damian de Allende, Lionel Mapoe, Ruan Combrinck and Warrick Gelant. This team would serve the dual purpose of banking transformation credits to create selection breathing room for the England series, and would also give all of these players a chance to put their hand up on the international stage..

I like it, myself. It’s not the ultimate troll job. They left the mercurial and battle-hardened Cecil Africa over on The Blitzbok 7’s Squad. But the red-pilled cynicism and the effort to continue excelling in the face of an enstupidating bureaucratic melange of mediocrities is recognizable to anyone in Modern Amerika. To understand Jake White’s cynical gamesmanship, it helps to understand Post-Apartheid South African Legal Latin.

The official test window is a period of time where every major professional league sends its players home to either rest or play international matches for their country. If you play someone outside that window, you often get their second tier or younger, developmental players. Playing Wales outside the window puts you up against The Baby Dragons.

A transformation credit is when you fire Whitey and hire yourself a Brotherman. A fifty percent goal means that half of the players you pick all year have to be black. You pick twenty-three total players for a side. If the ‘Boks play six matches, they make 138 selections. Sixty-nine have to be Black Athletes to meet the transformation goal. Take twenty-three black players to play against Wales and you are now down to picking forty-six out of 115 remaining selections and can get a team that is potentially 60% Caucasoid.

The Cucking predictably ensued. Former Springbok Ollie Le Roux denounced Jake White’s plan, not the policy that made White dream it up, as….!RACIST!

Le Roux, who played 54 Tests for the Boks between 1994 and 2002, told Netwerk24 that he understood White’s plan, but said “that is a racist policy”. “It is a very sharp idea when he says we should give more guys exposure. I understand what he wants to achieve, but there’s only one problem: the one team is white and the other team is black. What he’s actually saying is that the black team is weaker than the white one,” Le Roux said.

England and New Zealand laugh. Irish eyes are smiling. South African Rugby is doing what much of the rest of what remains of functional society in Cucked Western countries is doing. They’re performing complicated Operations Research modeling on just how to properly arrange the deck chairs as the water gushes into the midships near where that damn inconvenient iceberg struck Titanic.

Athletics is supposed to be an escape. It is supposed to be how we get away from the things that make our workplaces suck. That apparently won’t happen for fans of The Springboks. The Diversity Matrons have come for their enclave as well. It will have a 50% transformation goal to turn into what sucks about everything else in South Africa these days.

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