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The 16th man by Clifford Bestall

The 16th man by Clifford Bestall documents how a sport brought a divided nation together. In 1994, after 50 years of civil war and injustice South African government was finally overthrown and taken control of by Nelson Mandela. Mandela took the job of President with much more then governance to be done. He also had to racially unite a heavily segregated nation. With a whole country on its shoulders, the South African Springboks gained support from every nation, and every race as they made an unbelievable run into the final match against the a heavily favored New Zealand team where they defeated the All Blacks with a score of 15-12.Questions that came to mind while watching the documentary varied as…