No Rugby World Cup on SABC

People are reflected of the logo of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Tokyo.

File: Quick turnarounds of as little as four days at the Rugby World Cup are stretching the squads of established nations and making life especially hard for lesser teams.

AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura

JOHANNESBURG – The SABC will not be broadcasting the 2019 Rugby World Cup on both radio and television.

According to SAFM, the public broadcaster will not air the showpiece tournament in Japan on any of their platforms.

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SuperSport owns the rights to the Rugby World Cup in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The tournament kicks off on Friday when hosts Japan face Russia.

The Springboks will face defending champions the All Blacks the following day.