This statement from trade union Solidarity follows the action of several pressure groups in the lead up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.\r\nThe latest objection came in the shape of an application for an urgent interdict filed by an outsider political party, the Agency for New Agenda (ANA). In the court application, the party requests the International Rugby Union (IRU) to ban the Springboks from participating in the 2015 World Cup because of a lack of transformation.\r\nDirk Hermann, Chief Executive of Solidarity, believes that there is no room for politics in national sport. \u201cSouth Africans should now stand firmly behind the Springboks and not get involved in infighting about transformation. We believe that rugby players should not be chosen for the Springbok team based on their race; their selection should be based on their ability to bring the World Cup home,\u201d Hermann explained.\r\nDuring this time leading up to the kick-off of the World Cup on 18 September, the Solidarity Movement will show its support for the Springboks through a social media campaign with the theme \u201cSolidarity supports the Boks\u201d.\r\nHermann encouraged the public to support the campaign. \u201cWe think the answer to the debate is simple \u2013 keep white and black out of the green and gold. The issue, therefore, should not be about whether a player is white or black; it should rather be about whether he is gold or not,\u201d Hermann said.