WATCH: Trailer for highly-anticipated Springboks’ World Cup documentary ‘Chasing The Sun 2’ released

Jared Wright
Screenshots from the Chasing the Sun 2 documentary featuring Springboks Pieter-Steph du Toit, Handre Pollard and Mzwandile Stick during the Rugby World Cup.

Screenshots from the Chasing the Sun 2 documentary featuring Springboks Pieter-Steph du Toit, Handre Pollard and Mzwandile Stick during the Rugby World Cup.

The official trailer for the eagerly anticipated documentary following the Springboks during the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been released.

The documentary series, ‘Chasing The Sun 2’, is the second of its kind following the Boks during the global event after the hugely successful docu-series from the 2019 World Cup.

It will hit South Africa’s screens in March 2024.

Chasing The Sun 2 trailer and official release date

South African broadcaster SuperSport released the trailer of the documentary sequel, giving fans a sneak peek into what they can expect.

It features a rousing and foul-mouthed speech from Springboks back-rower Pieter-Steph du Toit, as well as a meeting where Rassie Erasmus addresses the squad.

Former Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber, fly-half Handre Pollard, assistant coach Mzwandile Stick and hooker Bongi Mbonambi also feature in the trailer.

This is the third peek into the documentary that SuperSport has released as hype for the series continues to build.

“I don’t care what’s going on on 24 March 2024. My phone will be off, and I’ll be watching this,” one fan wrote on social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

Meanwhile, another fan is eager to see the conversations around team selections during the tournament, with Manie Libbok famously dropped from the matchday squad for the World Cup final against New Zealand with Pollard favoured instead.

Their post read: “I’m very much interested in watching the thought process around removing Libbok midway against England, his and other players reactions and the aftermath of dropping him for RWC final.”

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Other sneak peeks

As mentioned above, this is the third look into the documentary series, the first featured captain Siya Kolisi speaking about the Springboks players all coming from different backgrounds and fighting for one goal.

The second snippet featured now-retired back rower Duane Vermeulen – who has now joined South African Rugby’s coaching ranks – as well as Jesse Kriel, Steven Kitshoff, Canan Moodie, RG Snyman, Libbok, Cheslin Kolbe and Damian Willemse.

The first Chasing The Sun documentary series was a massive hit in South Africa and currently has a 9.6 rating on IMDb.

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