Can you watch rugby on Showmax?

11 September 2023

Can you watch rugby on Showmax?

Showmax Pro does not offer live-streamed domestic or international rugby, or any of the Rugby World Cup games.

From time to time, Showmax Pro does offer live-streamed select school and sevens games.

Showmax Pro bundles live sport from SuperSport and music and news channels with the Showmax entertainment catalogue in 50 countries across Africa. As football is the biggest sport on the continent, Showmax Pro subscribers are able to live stream all the latest seasons of international and local football tournaments.

Rugby documentaries to watch on Showmax

Two Sides

This compelling and dynamic three-part SuperSport documentary gives an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the titanic British & Irish Lions rugby tour to South Africa.

Chasing the Sun

This riveting documentary series with unprecedented access tells the story of the Springboks and their journey to the pinnacle of international rugby, the Rugby World Cup.

Rassie: The Official Film

Rassie The Official Film is on Showmax

Rassie: The Official Film, will offer insight into Erasmus’ family background, life and career and will also feature player interviews with the likes of Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi.

3 Captains

3 Captains is on Showmax

3 Captains, 3 Cups, 3 Stripes: This is Adidas’ story of unforgettable leaders and their Rugby World Cup trophy-lifting moments.


Saartjie Botha’s acclaimed play uses rugby as a metaphor for exploring issues of masculinity. This film version, like the original play, was directed by Jaco Brouwer.

Getroud Met Rugby: Die Sepie S1-6

Getroud met Rugby is a popular soap that focuses on the drama, relationships, scandals, marriages, aspirations and politics behind the scenes, as well as in the bedrooms, of rugby power couples.

Showmax also has Getroud Met Rugby: Die Drama.


Grassroots is a brand new, 13-part local series that explores the trials and tribulations of two young men whose passion for rugby leads them into a new stage of their lives.

About Showmax Pro

Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport.

Subscribers can live stream the latest seasons of the English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, UEFA Europa and UEFA Conference leagues, as well as FIFA World Cup qualifiers, every game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and more. Subscribers in selected regions can stream the UEFA Champions League.

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