Danyl summarises a survey on support for the RWC. The idea that 40% of the population are looking forward to it, is not entirely unexpected. I would have expected the other two numbers to be swapped around though. As in, I thought ambivalence would be bigger than the number of people not looking forward to it. Me, I've only recently been tipped over from the ambivalent to the anti side, technically, I'm probably on the fence between the two camps. Danyl also raises the fact that our news coverage is going to be dire over the course of the tournament, something in the minus column that I haven't really been considering. Not that our news coverage is that much better than tabloid quality at the moment. His last sentence, as is quite often the case, a gem:
"I’m dreading the toxic amounts of fake nationalist idiocy coming our way
and the implied rebuke that you’re not a real New Zealander if you
don’t buy into it."