It’s a story for the ages – a team battered and bruised, with very little prospect of victory at an international championship, rises from the ashes to take the coveted crown.

That was the case for the Springboks in 2019 when they reclaimed the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan.

Now, ’Chasing the Sun’ – both a metaphor for the journey and the name of the five-part documentary series – tells the incredible tale of the Springboks’ unstoppable climb to glory as they won the Rugby World Cup.


“’Chasing the Sun’ is a uniquely South African story about winning against the odds,” said Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video.

“It’s also a universal story of resilience, commitment and the power of belief. We know our international audience will love this phenomenal and emotional documentary as much as our viewers back home did.”

Produced by SuperSport, all five episodes are now available to stream for Showmax subscribers across Africa and selected international markets. International subscriptions start at US$3.99 a month.

The full list of countries outside of Africa where ‘Chasing the Sun’ is now available for streaming includes Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

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