Rugby Championship

SA Rugby, Cosatu meet, 'make progress'

2017-10-06 16:32
Jurie Roux (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and SA Rugby held a meeting on the eve of Saturday's Rugby Championship encounter between the Springboks and All Blacks.

The trade union is demanding that all Springbok matches be broadcast on SABC and not exclusively on DSTV.

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SA Rugby on Friday concluded a meeting held over two days in Cape Town with the Ministry of Sport and Recreation and Cosatu over broadcast rights.

"The meetings were held in a very good spirit and we definitely made progress in terms of our dialogue on the topic of broadcast rights," said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

"We have existing agreements in place regarding the broadcasting of rugby in South Africa, which are within the regulatory framework which governs this.

"If it was not for the revenue generated from these deals, rugby as a sport in our country would not be able to survive. It allows us to stay in the game.

"We agreed to meet again with all the relevant stakeholders and to engage with them in terms of the mechanics of the broadcasting of local rugby matches in future, as well as the funding of sport.

"As SA Rugby, we are always supportive of and open to dialogue on important issues regarding our sport here in South Africa."

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