Rugby rewound as SuperSport goes retro

Johannesburg, January 15 – While live domestic rugby takes a much-needed breather this weekend, local viewers will still have a  chunk of high-quality action to enjoy on SuperSport with several blocks of legacy content between this weekend and next.

Starting on Saturday, the last three tours by the British and Irish Lions will be reprised with re-broadcasts of the Test matches, against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. With a decision still to be made on this year’s Lions  tour to SA, fans can be reminded of the majesty of the tourists whose travelling caravan of fans make it a unique sporting occasion.

Beyond that, there will be World Cup finals, plus a re-broadcast of “Chasing the Sun”, which earned wide acclaim for its authentic, gritty telling of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup triumph in 2019.

THE RUGBY LINE-UP (all on the SuperSport Rugby channel):
Saturday, January 16
6am: British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa 2009 x 3 tests
11.45am: British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia 2013 x 3 tests
5.15pm: British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand 2017 x 3 tests
Sunday, January 17
6am: Rugby World Cup Final 1995 – South Africa vs New Zealand
8.10am: Rugby World Cup Final 2007 – England vs South Africa
10.10am: Rugby World Cup Final 2019 – England vs South Africa
1pm: Chasing the Sun (omnibus)
6pm: The Final Whistle
7pm: Rugby World Cup Final 1995 – South Africa vs New Zealand (repeat)
9.15pm: Rugby World Cup Final 2007 – England vs South Africa (repeat)
11.15pm: Rugby World Cup Final 2019 – England vs South Africa (repeat)
Monday, January 18
6am: The Final Whistle
7am: Recap Heineken Champions Cup round 2 matches
1pm: Vodacom Bulls winning match highlights in Super Rugby Unlocked and Carling Currie Cup
8pm: SuperRugby
9pm: Chasing the Sun, episode 1
Tuesday, January 19
7am: Recap Heineken Champions Cup round 2 matches
1pm: DHL Stormers winning match highlights in Super Rugby Unlocked and DHL Western Province winning match highlights in Carling Currie Cup
7pm: Phaka
9pm: Chasing the Sun, episode 2
Wednesday, January 20
7.10am: Castle Lager Springbok Showdown (Players Draft)
8.40am: Castle Lager Springbok Showdown, Green vs Gold.
1pm: Cell C Sharks winning match highlights in Super Rugby Unlocked and Carling Currie Cup
9pm: Chasing the Sun, episode 3
Thursday, January 21
5.30am: Six Nations 2020 Highlights
1pm: Xerox Lions winning match highlights in Super Rugby Unlocked and Carling Cup
7pm: First XV
8pm: The Brad Barritt Story
9pm: Chasing the Sun, episode 4
Friday, January 22
7am: Carling Currie Cup winning match highlights of all four teams
7.30pm: The Nigel Owens Story
9pm: Chasing the Sun, episode 5.

 

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