Aussie surgeons are delaying operations to watch Rugby World Cup, suggests Macquarie Bank

Analysts have found an ‘uncanny’ link between the cup and a dip in private health insurance claims.

Financial analysts say they have proof that when the Rugby World Cup is on, surgeons tend to down tools. 

After crunching the numbers, Macquarie Bank analysts said they found private health insurance claims for surgery drop every four years at the time when the global contest occurs.