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Rugby commentator search down to 12



The World of Champions’ search for six new rugby commentators is down to 12.

The top 12 were selected on Saturday evening from a group of 44 who had all progressed to the final auditions in Sandton City after initially making the cut from the regional auditions which were held in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg earlier in the week.

Making up the top 12 is;

isiXhosa

Luthabo Kamai (Cape Town), Sebenzile Tyetyana (Port Elizabeth), Tyhila Phahlane and Masomelele Jucwa (both from Johannesburg).

Afrikaans

Johan Thormahlen and Stephen Nel (both from Johannesburg), John Nelson (Port Eizabeth) and Marco Botha (Cape Town).

English

Paul Stubbs (Cape Town), Chris Fletcher, Anton Taylor and Matthew Pugin (all from Johannesburg).

The top 12 will now go into a two-week commentator’s ‘boot-camp’ which is made up of training and commentating stints during the Easter weekend festivals.

They’ll all get an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, taking turns commentating on all round-robin matches of the inaugural tournament.

The top 6, (two isiXhosa, two Afrikaans and two English), which will be the ultimate winners, will be announced at the start of the knockout stage of the tournament.



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