The Trailer For The Upcoming Springboks World Cup Documentary Looks Absolutely Incredible

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

“Rugby is something that should create hope.”

Not many people backed the Springboks heading into last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan – but they surprised us all and became world champions, and they did it in impressive fashion.

The Springboks’ 2019 Rugby World Cup triumph was a heroic tale, but the story behind the famous win is even more remarkable.

It’s an adventure that will be given life in the coming months with SuperSport and SA Rugby’s six-part documentary, “Chasing the Sun”, deep in production ahead of release.

A SuperSport camera crew travelled with the Boks for the duration of 2019 getting unprecedented behind-the-scenes access throughout the lead-up and during the Rugby World Cup.

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With unique access and exclusive contributions from coaching staff, players and commentators, the documentary is the story of how a team, a nation and the world came to discover that we are all indeed stronger together.

“From the clips I’ve seen, this will reveal an entirely new layer of what makes the Springboks great,” said Gideon Khobane, SuperSport Chief Executive.

“It is a powerful story about changing fortunes and changing mindsets, about pressure and hope, about recognising the power of inspiration, and learning what representation truly means.”

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said:

“The team welcomed the SuperSport crew into the inner sanctum for a warts-and-all view of what goes on behind the scenes.

“The team was very clear in its main focus – which was to win rugby matches – but we ended with a story and a journey that proved to be far bigger than the game.”

The five-part documentary based on the Springboks’ 2019 World Cup victory, ‘Chasing the Sun’, will be aired on SuperSport on 4 October. It will likely be available online too at some stage. We’ll be sure to update you when we know more.