The TV Guide - - CONTENTS - With TV Guide Ed­i­tor Julie Eley julie.eley@stuff.co.nz

At the risk of up­set­ting rugby fans ev­ery­where, noth­ing quite beats the beau­ti­ful game that is foot­ball. As sport­ing mo­ments go, Win­ston Reid’s last-gasp goal against Slo­vakia in the 2010 Foot­ball World Cup is with­out equal. Yes, I know we have three Rugby World Cup tri­umphs un­der our belt and, to quote Peter Mont­gomery, the Amer­ica’s Cup is once again New Zealand’s Cup, but for heart-stop­ping joy, Reid’s in­jury-time header scores ev­ery time. New Zealand might not be at this World Cup, but it won’t stop me en­joy­ing all the ac­tion. Full marks to Prime for screen­ing 22 of the matches live. Free-to-air TV too of­ten misses out on these big sport­ing events and not every­one can af­ford to pay a pre­mium for qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment. Sky might have all the ac­tion, but in this re­gard they have been more than gen­er­ous. Let’s hope that TVNZ and Spark take note when it comes to the Rugby World Cup.

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