A sport that cherishes its history of racial diversity has suffered an alarming decline in its popularity in black communities. The great Jason Robinson is among those looking for answers
Few sports are as proud of its history and heritage as rugby league. Last month marked its 125th anniversary and one of league’s core strengths for decades has been its proud record of racial diversity and contributions from great black players.
In Black History Month, it is apt to remember that Clive Sullivan became the first black captain of any British national sporting side when he led Great Britain to the World Cup in 1972. Jason Robinson – a product of league’s Wigan and a union World Cup winner in 2003 – was the first black player to captain England’s rugby union side.
Written by Aaron Bower
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