As the Rugby World Cup 2019 approaches, pay-TV operator Sky Network Television and telco and streaming service provider Spark are in a race to secure future content. This is likely to lead to a bidding war as a re-energised Sky prepares its next move.

Sky is looking to land a king-hit on Spark with a huge offer for rugby rights, according to an industry insider.

Sky is said to have put a $400 million offer on the table to NZ Rugby and Sanzaar for the next five-year cycle, the source says. The deal would include All Blacks tests, Super Rugby

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