The SABC are actually giving us value for our TV license money by showing more than half of the RWC games live (on SABC 2). Their communication skills are still lacking in some respects however, and I couldn’t find the schedule of what games they are broadcasting anywhere on any of their websites (the SABC sport website is the worst of all, and seems to be mostly cricket related as a leftover from the cricket world cup).  A few emails later I now have the schedule, and here it is:

B/DAY: B/DATE: MATCH: K/OFF: LIVE B/TIME: VENUE: HIGHLIGHTS B/TIME: HIGHLIGHTS: DUR H/ls: CHANNEL:
FRI 07/09/07 OPENING CEREMONY








FRANCE vs ARGENTINA 21:00 20:30 – 23:30 ST DENIS


SABC 2
SAT 08/09/07 NEW ZEALAND vs ITALY 13:45 13:30 – 16:30 LYON 23:00 – 00:00 H/LS MATCHES 8/9 50 min SABC 2
SUN 09/09/07 SOUTH AFRICA vs SAMOA 16:00 15:30 – 18:00 BORDEAUX





IRELAND vs NAMIBIA 20:00 19:30 – 22:30 PARIS 22:30-23:30 H/LS MATCHES 9/9 50 min SABC 2
TUES 11/09/07 ARGENTINA vs GEORGIA 20:00 19:30 – 22:30 LYON


SABC 2
WED 12/09/07 ITALY vs ROMANIA 20:00 19:30 – 22:00 MARSEILLE 22:00-23:00 H/LS MATCHES 12/9 50 min SABC 2
FRI 14/09/07 ENGLAND vs SOUTH AFRICA 21:00 20:30 – 23:30 ST DENIS


SABC 2
SAT 15/09/07 NEW ZEALAND vs REPECHARGE 1 13:00 12:30 – 15:30 CARDIFF 23:00-00:00 H/LS MATCHES 15/9 50 min SABC 2
SUN 16/09/07 FRANCE vs NAMIBIA 21:00 20:30 – 23:30 TOULOUSE 23:30 – 00:30 H/LS MATCHES 16/9 50 min SABC 2
TUES 18/09/07 SCOTLAND vs ROMANIA 21:00 20:30 – 23:30 EDINBURGH


SABC 2
FRI 21/09/07



00:00 – 01:00 H/LS MATCHES 20 & 21/9 50 min SABC 2
SAT 22/09/07 SOUTH AFRICA vs REPECHAGE 2 14:00 13:30 – 16:00 LENS


SABC 2


ENGLAND vs SAMOA 16:00 16:00 – 18:00 NANTES





ARGENTINA vs NAMIBIA 21:00 20:00 – 23:00 MARSEILLE 23:00-00:00 H/LS MATCHES 22/9 50 min SABC 2
SUN 23/09/07 AUSTRALIA vs FIJI 14:30 14:00 – 17:00 EDINBURGH 23:00 – 00:00 H/LS MATCHES 23/9 50 min SABC 2
TUES 2007/09/25 ROMANIA vs REPECHAGE 1 20:00 19:30 – 22:30 TOULOUSE 22:30 – 23:00 H/LS MATCHES 25/9 24 min SABC 2
WED 26/09/07 GEORGIA vs NAMIBIA 18:00 17:30 – 20:30 ST ETIENNE 22:00-23:00 H/LS MATCHES 26/9 50 min SABC 2
SAT 29/09/07 NEW ZEALAND vs ROMANIA 13:00 12:45 – 15:30 NANTES 12:30 – 12:45 H/LS MATCH 28/9 50 min SABC 2


SCOTLAND vs ITALY 21:00 20:00 – 23:00 TOULOUSE 23:00-00:00 H/LS MATCHES 29/9 50 min SABC 2
SUN 30/09/07 SOUTH AFRICA vs USA 20:00 19:30 – 22:30
22:30 – 23:30 H/LS MATCHES 30/9 50 min SABC 2










SAT 06/10/07 (QF 1) W POOL B vs RU POOL A 15:00 14:30 – 17:30 MARSEILLE


SABC 2
SUN 07/10/07 (QF 3) W POOL A vs RU POOL B 15:00 14:30 – 17:30 ST DENIS 23:00 – 00:00 H/LS MATCHES 6 & 7/10 50 min SABC 2


SABC SPORT WILL BROADCAST ONE SEMI-FINAL DEPENDING ON THE SA MATCH !!






SAT 13/10/07 (SF 1 W QF 1 vs W QF 2) 21:00 20:00 – 23:30 ST DENIS


SABC 2
SUN 14/10/07 (SF 2 W QF3 vs W QF 4) 21:00 20:00 – 23:00 ST DENIS 23:00 – 00:00 H/LS SEMI-FINALS 50 min SABC 2










FRI 19/10/07 3rd and 4th PLAY-OFF 21:00 20:30 – 23:30 PARIS


SABC 2
SAT 20/10/07



13:00 – 14:00 H/LS & P/VIEW TO FINAL 50 min SABC 2


FINAL 21:00 20:00 – 23:30 ST DENIS


SABC 2
SAT 2007/10/27



13:00 – 14:00 2007 RWC Round-up 50 min SABC 2