Thecompetitiveness among Springboks (South Africa) and the All Blacks (NewZealand) remains to be toughest test matches between the two countries. Furthermore,the history of intense rivalry spread into a custom of hospitality regarding thevisiting side. In 1981, New Zealand was divided among tour supporters “who saidsport and politics shouldn’t mix” (Stewart, 2015). Wherein, some supportersbelieved the Springbok should be removed “from the sporting world tillapartheid ended” (Stewart, 2015). New Zealandwas split for 56 days during the demonstrations which happened to be thebiggest civil commotion viewed. The violence shown had “150,000 people tookpart in over 200 demonstrations in 28 centers, and 1500 were charged withoffenses” (NZHistory, 2014) for protesting. Thesignificance of the Springbok tour had some “linking racial discriminationagainst Maori to apartheid in South Africa” (Meredith, n.d.
). Therefore, the demonstrationsduring the tournaments understood to be New Zealand’s worst violence witnessed.Hence, it has educated New Zealander’s regarding non-violent protests.