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Kangaroos storm into a new era

While the post mortem of the Wallabies’ World Cup raged on, international rugby league fans were treated to a double-header in Wollongong on Friday night with the Jillaroos playing the Kiwi Ferns followed by the Kangaroos playing the Kiwis.

Obviously you mate as you clicked on the article.

Who will take home the WBBL?

Keep the wins coming SYDNEY!!
I think this is the round where the A-League gets its biggest crowds yet.
Victorian Derby, game at the iconic Eden Park, NSW vs QLD in Sydney’s south and a Sunday evening game in Adelaide, this is where the league needs to make a statement with huge crowds.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 9

V’landys is there for one reason and one reason only, to secure more broadcast money.
He is a huge friend to traditional media and will get mostly a free pass from most of them as the loudest voices in that space have the same archaic views as him.

The National Rugby League chairman thinks five hours on a plane is too much

I agree that filling it will be hard, but it’s such a great stadium in Brisbane City, there should be a long term plan to try and fill it, not some abstract wish for another, smaller stadium in Brisbane.
It’s the world game in a city of 2 million with one top class team with a legendary manager, there is no reason crowds should be falling.

The death of active support will be the death of the A-League

Suncorp is central with awesome bars and entertainment around the venue, and it’s great.
They should be focusing on filling that venue, there is so much potential. A smaller ground is just resignation.

The death of active support will be the death of the A-League

I think apart from a few select AFL (and maybe one NRL) clubs Australian sports fans in general are fair weathered.

The death of active support will be the death of the A-League

No it’s a question.

“predictably, when you consider its nuts and bolts. I may have even planted it in the minds of their officials myself and now I’m a reporting on it “

I genuinely don’t know what the central point is, perhaps it’s my ignorance?
I personally think the main challenge at present is to build fan interest in the NRL and force the clubs, like the Roosters this year to take it seriously.

Should eligibility for the World Club Championship be based on nationality?

At what point did I bag him?
I was asking a question.

Should eligibility for the World Club Championship be based on nationality?

I have no idea of the general point you are trying to make here?
Or are you just trying to remind everyone that the idea of an expanded World Club Challenge was yours alone?

Should eligibility for the World Club Championship be based on nationality?

Thank God those players in 1909 did defect, cause if they didn’t we may not have the great game of Rugby League in Australia!!

Rugby is facing a civil war unless Cameron Clyne goes now

Thank you, yeah it’s very important, there are some real sleeping giants out there especially in North America and the Pacific, hopefully the right people in the right positions can wake them.

Passion filled internationals strengthen the women’s game

Although it’s worth noting that the NBL is currently getting impressive Overseas streaming numbers on Facebook watch.

There is no NBL vs A-League

Me too which is why they try very hard to manufacture entertainment away from the court at a game too.

There is no NBL vs A-League

I personally find the rise of the NBL in the past few seasons fascinating.
I go to a few fair few games now and find the experience really fun and enjoyable.

There is no NBL vs A-League

Yeah I saw a piece recently about how many clubs had come and gone and I was really taken back.

NBL's recent growth has us taking notice

I agree that the NBL will never compete with the game day atmosphere of the A-League but it’s still a good day out.
The only point I’m making is that the NBL crowd on the weekend is a story and comparison with Football atm is interesting, I’m not trying to aggrieve people I just find it interesting.

Mainstream sticks the boot in, but A-League can't help but delight

Correction, less people watching live, 3.4 over the first six rounds I believe.

Mainstream sticks the boot in, but A-League can't help but delight

Journalists love code war stories and comparisons and we as readers love eating them up, so far this season crowds are down 3.4% for the A-League and in the past there is no conceivable way the Kings would have got a bigger crowd than SYDNEY FC vs Melbourne, but it did and bigger than a lot of NRL games and all GWS games also, so it’s a story and it did its job and got people talking.
On a personal note I’m a casual fan of both sports but jumped on the Kings bandwagon this season and got myself a season ticket, been absolutely loving the game day atmosphere!! Reminds me of the glory years of the nineties.

There is no NBL vs A-League

I’m going to buck the trend here and say I think that when the Sydney Kings vs Illawarra Hawks gets a better crowd than the Big Blue it’s a story. Sure the Murdoch papers will conflate the story but it’s still an interesting shift in dynamics.
The NBL is a far smaller competition than the A-League and everyone realises this, and while the quality of Football on show has been good less people are watching and that’s a fact.

Mainstream sticks the boot in, but A-League can't help but delight

That seems like a pretty sound reason Mike.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

Your responses seem to be dripping with sarcasm but aren’t you proud and excited that your City is primed to host such a magnificent event that will be very well attended?

100 days until the ICC T20 Women's World Cup

Should be an awesome crowd for an amazing event.
Hope you are there to enjoy it Mike.

100 days until the ICC T20 Women's World Cup

Do The Phoenix rate well on Sky in New Zealand??

Wellington Phoenix get screwed every week and nobody cares

Agree it’s from a low base, but growth is growth.
1.6 million people watched the Women’s Origin this year, you can’t say that’s not encouraging??

Rugby has a problem with exclusivity

Mate look at the stats, women’s participation has grown about 30 percent in the last 2 years.

Rugby has a problem with exclusivity