SABC’s Rugby World Cup blackout ‘lets country down’

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SABC’s Rugby World Cup blackout ‘lets country down’

Siya Kolisi during a send off at OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, 30 August 2019 ahead of the Springboks heading to Japan for the Rugby World Cup. Picture: Neil McCartney

The tournament has the power to unite the nation, SA Rugby says, while Mark Andrews slams the public broadcaster for not showing a single Springbok match.

SA Rugby yesterday expressed its disappointment and frustration that millions of South Africans will not be able to watch the Springboks in action at the World Cup due to the SABC’s decision not to broadcast an event which lifted the spirits of the country in 1995 and 2007. Those were the years the Springboks won the most prestigious trophy in rugby, with the 1995 triumph on home soil featuring the participation of former president Nelson Mandela – then cited as a major boost to race relations in the fledgling democracy. The current Bok team is captained for the first time...


 


 

 


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