Mark the Week: Rugby World Cup format is all wrong

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 10:45AM
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Mark the Week: Rugby World Cup format is all wrong

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 10:45AM

Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all.

The Rugby World Cup.

6/10.

"Why?

The weather impacted it, the format is wrong, and I'm not remotely convinced the South Africans are actually day in, day out the best side in the world."

Spark Sport's Coverage of the World Cup.

7/10.

"No, it wasn’t perfect and bits of it were their fault.

But there is no doubt it’s the way of the future, and by the end it wasn’t the end of the world."

Christopher Luxon.

7/10.

"Had a fait accompli feel about it.

But it’s a good get. And no matter what he says, it’s a leadership option down the road."

Jacinda Ardern's Two Year Viral Video.

3/10.

"The Herald found a whole bunch of claims that simply weren't true.

Does anyone care about fact and the truth anymore? Or have we all gone Facebook-ish and we can say whatever we like?"

The Insurance Industry.

6/10.

"Good on them for being up front about how bollocks they are.

How long is your wishlist of all the other industries and businesses you wish would do the same?"

Fireworks.

4/10.

"I am increasingly of the mind your random backyard efforts are more trouble than they're worth.

The fires and fire callouts back that logic up."

Sonny Bill Williams.  

8/10.

"There is a charisma about him. He doesn’t care about the haters and he's clearly at peace with himself.

And even at the tail end of a career the money is better than ever."

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