Posts Tagged "NRL expansion"
The current NRL TV rights deal is active until 2017, so you can imagine how much of an amazing co-incidence it is that Dave Smith announced that he planned to double NRL memberships by that date.
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Expansion. Expansion. Expansion. It seems to be the topic on the lips of everyone who loves the game of rugby league.
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The year was 1991 and rugby league was heading into an exciting new era. What should have been the beginnings of national domination quickly became a rabble over the coming decade.
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A News Corp article published yesterday has caused controversy by claiming that the NRL is considering relocating the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks to Queensland as a result of the ASADA investigation.
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While I have conceded in part one that a rugby league team in Western Australia could work, there is no way it should be the next cab off the rank.
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Yesterday I began to examine the viability of an NRL team in Perth. With every point in the ‘pros’ column usually comes a partner in the ‘cons’.
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It’s hard to find an issue prevalent in just about every sport, but expansion is one of those rare ones.
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Dear Davo Smithy, the other day I briefly discussed a divide which exists between the top and bottom Sydney clubs, a letter which triggered a healthy amount of discussion.
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The idea that NRL teams must be rationalised within the greater Sydney basin, while the competition is expanded nationally has become a topic of conversation once again.
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Over the weekend I was afforded a rare opportunity to study an exotic and threatened creature at close quarters: a Cronulla Sharks fan.
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Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith yesterday called for the NRL to tackle the AFL head-on and re-examine the issue of expansion.
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While other codes continually expand throughout the years, there is always one code who is willing to do nothing proactive about expanding the game. And that’s the National Rugby League.
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When I die and come back to this sporting world, please, please let me be a marketing guru for the Australian Rugby League Commission.
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Premiers Manly are fast-tracking plans to play an NRL match against Canberra in China, with hopes it can be scheduled as soon as early 2013.
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Expansion is a hot topic in rugby league, especially in Queensland. If the NRL expands from 16 to 18 teams, Queensland will get at least one new side.
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Call me Captain Obvious, but the area that rugby league can see to right now is expansion, clearly a great need.
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In one of John Grant’s first media interviews after taking over as Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC), he poured cold water on the idea of expansion in the NRL.
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I don’t surf. I gave it a go when I was younger, but it didn’t work out. The pinnacle of my attempts was when I was in high school. I once joined some friends who loved the surf, on a trip to the central coast.
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Rugby league is traveling well at present. Other than the TV deal, there are not too many major issues to be sorted out.
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Last week, we discussed where best to hold the bigger games in Sydney, with my proposal of basing big games at two main stadiums, one based in the CBD and the other the west at Parramatta.
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