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Sport Review #154

‘Mate!’ - just Kim Hill and The Mad Butcher talking for three hours every week

‘The Block, But Also All The Ways You’re Wrong’ - Teams of athletes compete to renovate inner city villas, before getting absolutely roasted by hosting duo Sam and Gareth Morgan

The Masked Loser - Every All Blacks coach that’s lost a world cup runs through the reasons they failed while judges try to pick who’s who

‘Issues! Politicians! Unbelievable!’ - Joey Wheeler and Israel Dagg drive for 18 hours from Dunedin to Wellington, including a brutal Cook Strait crossing, in a pre-election special

‘Leave This Dickweed To Me’ - Brent Todd rides along with police patrols

‘Really Enjoying My Library’ - arts with Sir Richard Hadlee, focusing exclusively on books he wrote himself

‘Ruckin' Eat That!’ - Stu Wilson cookery vehicle with a special guest every week. Kiri te Kanawa walks off the set in disgust in season finale

‘The Apprentice, Future Of Rugby Edition’ - Teams of players and administrators pitch their revenue generation ideas to head judge Grizz Wylie

‘All the ways the Israel / Palestine conflict is like what happened in my scarfie flat one time’ - Current affairs with Marc Ellis

‘Oh Lord Not Again’ - the guys from Funny Business are tested to their limits physically and mentally on a pre-season camp with the Canterbury rugby team on Richard Loe’s farm

Thanks for reading - Richard

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