RACISM AND RUGBY LEAGUE – ON NATIVE AFFAIRS TONIGHT!

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A special report on racism and prejudice in rugby league featuring an exclusive interview with Anthony Mundine screens on Maori Televisions weekly indigenous current affairs series, NATIVE AFFAIRS, tonight, Monday July 5, at 8.30 PM.

Presenter Julian Wilcox speaks to the outspoken boxer and former rugby league star following Andrew Johns comments that led to Timana Tahu walking out of the New South Wales State of Origin camp. Mundine calls some of rugby leagues greatest players house negros and advises up-and-coming Maori and Polynesian talent to play rugby union instead.

Among those sharing their insights with NATIVE AFFAIRS are NSW players Jarryd Hayne and Paul Gallen, Race Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, former Wallaby and media commentator Peter FitzSimons and academic Dr Fiona Allon as well as the grassroots of rugby league.

In other stories on NATIVE AFFAIRS tonight, Wena Harawira gets up-close and personal with Bishop Brian Tamaki as the Destiny Church celebrates its 12th birthday; and Iulia Leilua heads to Papua New Guinea where she reports on the worst Aids epidemic in the Pacific which shows no signs of abating.

Regional and national current affairs from a Maori perspective as well as international indigenous news, NATIVE AFFAIRS screens on Maori Television on Mondays at 8.30 PM.

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  1. I hope you blokes are not as stupid as this idiot. Rugby League has a proud history of inclusiveness whereas Rugby union has a long history of bigotry, racism and snobbishness. Anyone who knows their sporting history knows this and anyone who knows Mundine knows he is a human headline who does not adhere to Aboriginal cultural requirements and also follows a non Aboriginal religion. This hypocrit is still sore at not being good enough to keep his State of Origin and Australian jumpers and has recently called RL Indigenous greats "coconuts." This idiot is poison and is the most hated Australian sportsman for good reason, having had his non-Aboriginal mates start fights at recent bouts in Sydney when his preferred fighter lost.

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