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I’m getting to the point where I don’t understand Channel Nine’s raison d’être (that’s French for ‘reason for existence’, in case any of Nine’s execs are reading).
After last year’s Rugby World Cup, most keen sports watchers would be only too aware of a shared low opinion of Channel Nine and their sports coverage.
Some sporting historians will point to English non-league football team Kettering Town’s deal with a local tyre firm in the mid 1970s as being the first recorded incident of a team gracing any kind of football pitch with a sponsor’s logo on their shirt.
Before the ink was dry on newspapers reporting the Wallabies’ loss to Scotland, the whinging began. “It was the wind”; “it was too cold”; “too wet”; “there wasn’t a long enough rest after the weekend”; “we need an Australian coach, not a Kiwi”; and so on.