Let Hong Kong rugby fans see some top matches

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 November, 2001, 12:00am
 

Anyone with Cable TV will have noted that it is possible to have five channels showing soccer simultaneously.


I assume this is what consumers want, but only having one pair of eyes I find it difficult to watch them all at the same time.


However, Cable TV solves that by repeating the games on different channels, just in case you missed one.


However the game of rugby seems to have been forgotten by Star Sports even though it touts itself as 'your rugby channel'.


We all enjoyed a fantastic Lions tour on Star Sports, but now that ESPN-Star has the rights to the English Premier League, it assumes no one wants to watch rugby. What about all those people who filled bars and clubs throughout Asia, for every rugby game in the Tri Nations, the Six Nations and the games that pit the northern hemisphere against the southern hemisphere teams, as is happening in Europe at present?


I can only assume that Star Sports decided not to show England v Australia, France v South Africa, Ireland v New Zealand, France v Australia, England v South Africa and so on, because it will not pay for the feed. Would someone from Star TV have the courtesy to respond, because my e-mails and phone calls go unanswered?


GRENVILLE WILSON


Happy Valley


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