The SABC has announced that Dutch brewing company, Heineken, is the official sponsor for its broadcast of the Rugby World Cup final.

On Monday, the public broadcaster announced that it had reached an agreement with SuperSport and will broadcast the final taking place in Yokohama, Japan, live on SABC 2 as well as the 3rd place play-off match on Friday.

The SABC has also confirmed that the final match, which kicks off at 11 am on Saturday morning, will be broadcast live across 11 of its radio stations.

“The SABC is pleased to announce that Heineken has come on board as the official sponsor of the broadcast and a partner in bringing the historic final match between South Africa and England for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This match will take place on Saturday the 2nd of November at 11 am, with the build-up to the game on SABC 2. The Public Broadcaster wishes the Springboks well as they chase a place in history and with the nation fully behind them, we believe they can achieve this feat,” says Vuyo Mthembu, SABC spokesperson.

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