There’s not much that we can write about the Springboks’ 2019 Rugby World Cup victory that hasn’t already been penned. There’s plenty to read online about coach Rassie Erasmus’s response to the question about the pressure faced by the team, about captain Siya Kolisi’s acceptance speech, about the tries by Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi, about Faf meeting Prince Harry in that SA-flag-patterned speedo.
We’ll leave the commentary to the sports experts, but what we can tell you about first-hand is the top-notch rugby and rugby-adjacent content on Showmax that you can watch to keep the spirit of victory alive today and all week long.
If you’ve got half an hour: Rugby World Cup Final 2019 highlights
Get the tissues ready for the 29-minute wrap-up.
If you’ve only got 10 minutes: Rugby World Cup Final 2019 highlights – 9 minutes
Short and sweet, perfect for watching during your coffee break.
If you’ve got over two hours: Rugby World Cup Final 2019 South Africa vs England full game
It’s the full game. All 138 minutes of it. There’s no such thing as watching this one too many times.
If you’ve got just under an hour: Super Rugby talk show
Watch the latest instalment from 20:30 to 21:30 on Monday, 4 November to hear what Kobus Wiese and co have to say about the World Cup win. All previous episodes are also available to be binge-watched.
If you’ve got an hour and are feeling nostalgic about our past wins: The Chester Williams Tribute
This 52-minute SuperSport documentary honours the life and career of Springbok and Western Province winger Chester Williams, who first won South African fans’ hearts when he scored four tries against Samoa in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Known as “the Black Pearl”, Chester was the only person of colour in the Springbok 1995 World Cup team.
If you’ve got 25 minutes and are more interested in the drama behind the scenes: Getroud Met Rugby – Die Sepie S4
From rugby drama to rugby soapie, this popular series reveals what life is like for the families and wives of elite rugby players. Expect love, drama, dreams and tears. New episodes of Season 4 of the soap arrive on Showmax express from kykNET every day.
If you’ve got 25 minutes and want a fictional series about young rugby players from the rural Eastern Cape who follow their dreams: Grassroots S1
This drama series from Mzansi Magic is about two archrivals, Monwabisi and Asanda, who both hail from a small town in the Eastern Cape and whose families are embroiled in a bitter feud. When the boys compete for a rugby scholarship to attend a prominent private high school in Johannesburg, they have no idea how the game and the school will change their lives. We can’t help but compare their journeys to the incredible real-life stories of how Mapimpi and Siya got to where they are today. The whole of Season 1 is available on Showmax.