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    2018-05-21 19:31

    Cape Town - SuperSport have held talks with Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha, discussing what transpired during Saturday's studio walkout by Willemse. 

    READ: SuperSport, MultiChoice: No racism in Willemse drama

    Willemse left the studio while live on air following the Super Rugby match between the Lions and Brumbies. 

    Before he left the former Lions and Springbok wing said: “I’ve been in the game for a long time like most of us here. As a player, I’ve been called a quota for a long time and I’ve worked very hard to earn the respect I have now. I’m not going to sit here and be patronised by these two individuals (Mallett and Botha) who played their rugby during the apartheid era, a segregated era.”

    Willemse went on to say he "can't work with people who undermine other people" and that he was "glad it happened on live TV so that people can see."

    READ: 'No conclusion' in SuperSport talks with Willemse, Mallett and Botha

    On Monday SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane briefed media after the meeting and confirmed that while the talks were encouraging, they did not get to the bottom of the issue. 

    MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela, meanwhile, confirmed that talks would continue. 

    Watch the press conference below. Please note, sound only starts 1:50 into the video.

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    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
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    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15

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