COMMENT:

Sky is poised to keep top-tier rugby rights with a new $400m Sanzaar deal, as first-flagged by the Herald.

But Spark has grabbed domestic cricket rights and can be expected to chase NRL, netball and other top sports rights as they come up over the next 24 months.

The telco may be wary of political backlash if it pursues more rugby in the wake of its RWC wobbles. But everything else is on the table.

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