The Glory of the Game: Rugby and the Jewish Springbok Minyan

An exhibition paying tribute to the game of rugby opened at the South African Jewish Museum on 30 June 2009. The Glory of the Game: Rugby and the Jewish Springbok Minyan honour’s those Springboks who made their mark on the world sporting stage.

The exhibition traces the origins of rugby and its recorded history in South Africa before and after apartheid, describing its early beginnings in the Cape and proliferation throughout the provinces. It highlights South Africa’s world dominance of the sport from 1906 to 1956, and describes the 8-year journey back from international ostracism and boycotts to the democratic South Africa’s triumphant return to world rugby at the 1995 World Cup.

The exhibition comprises text, graphics, audio and video recordings and interviews, and unique documentary footage. The exhibition will close on 8 November 2009.