SuperSport’s executive rugby producer Louwrens Rensburg explained the decision: ‘Boots & All was a wonderful programme for a long time, but the immediacy of news and the nature of social media made us question the relevance of reviewing rugby on a Thursday, many days after the action. We’re moving with the times and looking for something fresh and exciting.’


TMO will be a two-part show, making appearances on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm for a half hour. Tuesday nights will be a review of the previous weekend’s rugby, while Thursday will preview the upcoming fixtures. Tuesday’s slot will be hosted by Xola Ntshinga, while Elma Smit will be taking the reins on a Thursday.

Phaka is a show intended to celebrate black rugby, and will be hosted by popular Xhosa commentator Kaunda Ntunja and one of the patriarchs of black rugby, Makhaya Jack, on Tuesday evenings