Supersport’s Lady Rugga

Every now and again we get sent some rather exciting stuff here at MyCityByNight and this particular offering from Supersport is definitely one that sparks some intrigue.

Do you know the difference between a tighthead and a rolling maul? Do you understand the advantage rule and know how points Naas Botha scored in his first match back in the Stone Ages?

If so, you could be just the mooiness that SuperSport is on the hunt for – a sharp, sassy female rugby presenter whose first assignment will be at the Rugby World Cup in September later this year (um, yes that’s a massive bonus!!).

SuperSport is embarking on a Lady Rugga (you see like Lady Gaga, but not) talent search, with auditions across the country aimed at finding a woman who is not only passionate about the game, but understands its nuances and is camera-friendly (which I think means you should be hot).

The Lady Rugga roadshow starts in Bloemfontein in April and will touch base in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

Over the course of the competition, entrants will be whittled down to a list of 12, to be determined by a judging panel of SuperSport’s rugby experts (like Darren Scott & Breyton Paulse). After this they’ll feature on a one-hour weekly magazine programme in which they will carry out various rugby reporting assignments and be introduced to viewers.

The number of finalists will be reduced each week until the grand announcement in May.

The winner will undergo training and join up with SuperSport’s Rugby World Cup team in New Zealand.




English-speaking contestants travel to venues in their region, register and then prepare to present a 30-second sound clip before the judges. In addition, they will have to do an off-the-cuff 30-second soundbite.

All auditions will be recorded, to assist the voting process.

After all eight auditions are held, a dozen finalists will be announced, after which this number will be whittled down each week.

The four Lady Rugga magazine shows will be broadcast on SuperSport in April and May.




April 4 2011: Varsity Shield Final, Venue (TBC)

April 8 2011: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

April 9 2011: Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

April 11 2011: Varsity Cup Final, Venue (TBC)

April 15 2011: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

April 16 2011: Newlands, Cape Town

April 29 2011: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

April 30 2011: Mr Price Kings Park, Durban


PLEASE NOTE: Entrants need to be 18 and above. All information, including T&C’s, available on


Come on Rugby Mooiness- let’s make it rain! 🙂

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