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Rugby World Cup 'causing sleep loss for one in ten'

Jonathan Warren

12.09.2011

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dv843004Sports fanatics around the world can't get enough of their fix, even if it interrupts usual sleep patterns or even a working day. While fans of American football, baseball, ice hockey and basketball have endured this existence for a long time, it is now the turn of rugby fans, according to a new report. Press Association revealed this week that as many as one in ten people say they will happily do less work in the next few weeks because they expect to skip a few hours in bed so they can watch the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. According to the latest research by digital TV service Freeview, it was concluded that millions of fans would be cutting back on time with both family and friends so they can watch games starring the greatest sports stars from around the globe. Freeview's survey of 2,000 adults discovered that one-tenth of workers said their productivity would be hit, while work around the home would be postponed in order to enjoy the world-class sporting event.

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Jonathan Warren

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