AUCKLAND PARK – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it will broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
The announcement comes after the South African team coached by Rassie Erasmus has secured a spot in the final where they will face off against England.
In what many South Africans have welcomed as a sigh of relief as they will watch their heroes, the SABC confirmed it has reached an agreement with SuperSport to broadcast the Rugby World Cup final.
The game will see the Springboks take on England as they attempt to win a third World Cup title as they are fresh from a hard-fought victory over Wales in the semi-finals.
According to the SABC group CEO Madosa Mxakwe, he said they were excited to bring the game to the nation.
“The SABC is excited to be able to bring this historic game to the nation, as the public broadcaster recognizes the role it plays in social cohesion, nation-building and promoting sports of national interest,” said Mxakwe.
"We welcome this 📢 as a unifying & exciting opportunity for nation building. Sport, & rugby in particular, has played a valuable role in bringing 🇿🇦 together, & we hope the entire nation supports the Springboks this coming weekend." – @zilevandamme https://t.co/NB86ozE3Pn
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) October 28, 2019
“We remain committed to entering into commercially viable agreements and we support and wish the Springboks well as they pursue a place in history.”
Led by captain Siyamthamnda Kolisi, the two-time Rugby World champions will lock horns against their English counterparts on Saturday (11:00) and it will air on SABC 2.
Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance’s Phumzile van Damme has been calling for the live broadcast of the national team since the decision not to show the matches on SABC was announced about a month ago.