We’re Well Into The 2019 RWC
The entire world (or at least the part of it that loves Rugby Union) is burning in a sports fever due to the ongoing 2019 Rugby World Cup championship.
This year, the competition is hosted by Japan, at stadiums in cities across the island-state: Chōfu (part of the Tokyo metropolis), Yokohama, Sapporo, Kobe, and several others.
Teams from all over the world have started clashing to decide which one of them is the best (at least, for the next four years). This is the first edition of the tournament held in Asia. It will be broadcast pretty much all over the world. The final is coming – let’s see where you can follow it (and all the other matches) this year.
SuperSport is the TV channel that has acquired the broadcast rights of the Rugby World Cup matches for the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, and that includes South Africa, of course. SuperSport has even prepared for the World Cup with a free, printable timetable containing all the events (the Springboks are in Pool B, along with the All Blacks).
One of the best ways to enjoy a great rugby match is to sit back at home in front of the TV, with a bowl of popcorn or potato chips at hand, surrounded by your friends or family.
Unless, of course, you’re a person who enjoys lively, noisy places where the crowd cheers and the drinks flow. If your idea of a great rugby match is gathering with your friends around a table with a few cold ones in hand, you’ll want to consider one of the many pubs and bars Joburg has to offer. If you don’t feel like going out, though, you can create a sports bar atmosphere in your back yard or garage – gather a few bean bags, chill a few crates of beer, prepare some snacks, and invite some friends over to share the experience.
In this day and age, there are many fans who prefer to watch their favourite sporting events through an online streaming service on their PC, tablet or smartphone. As DStv (the company behind SuperSport) is the only one with the rights to broadcast the matches in South Africa, it’s the only service that makes it available online as well. This, in turn, doesn’t always go as planned.