Japan-based Boks on TV
Fourie du Preez (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Springbok rugby fans will be able to see some of their heroes in action in the Japanese league.
According to Die Burger's website
, pay-channel SuperSport will broadcast the two semi-finals this weekend.
The Panasonic Wild Knights, for whom Bok wing JP Pietersen
plays, will take on the Toshiba Brave Lupus on Saturday.
On Sunday, a bigger South African contingent is involved when the Kobe Kobelco Steelers host Suntory Sungoliath.
Flyhalf Peter Grant
, centre Jaque Fourie
and lock Andries Bekker
play for the Steelers, while Fourie du Preez is Suntory's scrumhalf.
"We decided to broadcast the Japanese league as a trial because several South Africans are involved," said Sandile Luthuli, a spokesperson for SuperSport.
"We want to see how good the league is. It's only a trial and we'll see how it goes before considering a long-term relationship."
Both games will be aired from 06:55 on SuperSport 1 and HD.