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Willemse’s lack of input leaves SuperSport viewers in the dark despite a 50-page report

JOHANNESBURG, June 19 – SuperSport on Tuesday released the report of the Independent Review into the altercation between SuperSport’s rugby presenters a few weeks ago. Following on that saga, Advocate Maleka SC was tasked to head up an independent review into the May 19 on-air incident involving Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha. He […]

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Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha ‘sin-binned’ with full pay, not suspended

JOHANNESBURG, May 25 – SuperSport on Friday announced that Ashwin Willemse, Nick Mallett and Naas Botha will not be the in-studio presenters for Saturday’s Super Rugby broadcast. The statement from SuperSport reads: ‘We have had discussions this week with all parties in an effort to resolve this matter amicably and expeditiously. ‘Despite good progress initially, […]

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SA Rugby surprised, concerned about Ashwin Willemse’s walkout during the live broadcast

CAPE TOWN, May 21 – SA Rugby on Monday morning issued a statement saying that Ashwin Willemse’s TV walkout on Saturday evening is strictly a matter for the pay station SuperSport. In response to the incident during Saturday’s Super Rugby matches, an SA Rugby spokesperson said: “We were as surprised and concerned as the rest […]