From Melbourne today I couldn’t watch the final All Blacks game of the year as there wasn’t a whisper of it on Australian television.
Instead they showed the Wallabies being narrowly trampled by Ireland — small comfort to me.
Perhaps it’s just a contractual issue between Sky and Fox, but I can’t escape the feeling that New Zealand is being marginalized by small minded TV producers.
With several hundred thousand expat kiwis in the land down under, I’d have thought there would be sound reasons for broadcasting All Blacks matches. But apparently the Aussies would prefer to pretend we don’t exist than witness our pre-eminence on the field.