Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:17

The SABC has confirmed that it will not broadcast any matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in Japan this Friday.

This was confirmed in a tweet from SAfm quoting SABC spokersperson Vuyo Mthembu: "Vuyo Mthembu: Yes, I can confirm that the SABC weren't able to secure the rugby world cup rights for TV and radio. It wouldn't have been commercially viable."

 

The tournament is scheduled to get under way on Friday when hosts Japan take on Russia, before the Springboks kick off their campaign against bitter rivals New Zealand at 11:45am on Saturday morning.