Sky had a rip-roaring Monday. Its shares soared nearly 20 per cent on news it had secured top-tier rugby rights for another five years.
• Chris Keall: Sky stake conflicts NZ Rugby
• Michael Wigley: Sky rugby deal could face 'big problems' from regulator
• Dylan Cleaver: NZ Rugby's stake in Sky will spread even more treacle on rugby's syrupy coverage
• Rugby rights: Spark did not get to bid
The deal came with an unexpected kicker: NZ Rugby was given a 5 per cent stake in Sky - a clever move that tied the sporting body's fortunes