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Two codes a world apart

I’ve never been part of an AFL grand final week but I’ve been told it’s a thing to behold. The whole city of Melbourne hits fever pitch and becomes absorbed with the culmination of Australia’s most popular winter sport.

Very elegant writing, my simple League loving State School educated mind lost the general message you were trying to drive home, but it did make for eloquent reading.

Team is king: Deciphering the new prose of Michael Cheika

It’s a tricky situation Albo, if they abandon games at Anfield to appease the Sun, Liverpudlians will feel alienated, yet do they just walk away from being covered In the country’s biggest daily?

Super League’s time in the sun could be under a cloud

I made a mistake so I deleted the comment, sorry if that offends you.

Super League’s time in the sun could be under a cloud

They said the same thing about Rugby League in Australia ten years ago.
While League faces many challenges in the UK at present it is still a very resilient game.

Super League’s time in the sun could be under a cloud

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Super League’s time in the sun could be under a cloud

Yeah I tend to agree, just sucks that League is being used as a pawn in the battle between the two sides.
As far as the Bulldogs playing at ANZ issue goes, I think that’s the club chasing the dollars myself.

Super League’s time in the sun could be under a cloud

Super Rugby is finished ?
Who would he play for?

A Kalyn Ponga code-switch would haunt the Wallabies, not help them

Thanks Kick and Clap for a very well thought out and thorough response, I agree with a lot of the things that you say but mostly that the English game is far better than most Aussie fans give it credit for.
Any competition which fills up Old Trafford and Wembley every year is doing at least some things correct. And as bad as things are for the Bulls at present they continue to create great players.

High time for Origin to truly feel the love

As lack lustre as some of the teams have been the AFL has still been able to almost totally turn around a 15% drop in Melbourne metro ratings the league suffered last year.
So something must be going right?

The AFL's wasted year

I agree with Finucane, but Klemmer is irreplaceable as we sawin the second half!!

How the NSW Blues can win Origin 2

Why is there a game on tonight?

Beattie doubles down on NRL's Folau exclusion

Mate not disputing that AFL has strong viewing numbers and the Broadcast deal reflects that, but it is widely regarded each year that Origin is the biggest TV enemy in Australia (and does have healthy viewing in NZ also)
Doctoring numbers and cherry picking figures just looks petty.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

Is there any basis to this story at all?
Does he actually want to play in the NRL?

Beattie doubles down on NRL's Folau exclusion

So you’ve just ignored Regional Australia and New Zealand to put AFL on top.
Is your office in Docklands?

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

If last Weekends ratings are anything to go by AFL’s National expansion still has some work to do.
Origin is the pinnacle but the International side of League is growing too.
The part which really is lagging is NRL attendance particularly when compared to the AFL.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

Emulate is possibly the wrong choice words Clipper, envy maybe is more correct.
Almost every year there is some sort of discussion in the AFL about some sort of reintroduction of Origin.
And one would think that both Football and Rugby would wish to have something resembling the highest rating event in Australian sport.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

I agree with the Piper, one of the best things League did was move to Summer, less direct competing with Union and Football, although there is still some crossover.

New TV deal controls the future of UK rugby league

I was just saying the fact that he decided to make himself available as 20th man rather than declare himself for Samoa points to the popularity and passion of Origin over Internationals at present.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

I have lived OS for the last few years and only just moved back last year.
I had lost touch with just how massive an event Origin is.
It is hard to pinpoint exactly why it works, because it started with a perfect storm of little brother syndrome, passion, talent and a lot of luck.
In the past 15 years NSW have put out teams with far from the best players in Rugby League yet the fixture grew in popularity.
I am an International RL tragic and long for a time when it is more popular than Origin and we have seen shades of it with some Pacific teams, yet we are a long way off Origin losing its appeal, the fact the Milford would rather be 20th man for QLD than let Samoa build a team around him is a tragic reality of this behemoth of events significance.
Yet even the other codes wish to emulate its popularity and passion and ultimately I think it’s good for the game.

We still get excited about Origin but for how much longer?

I truly admire AFLs resilience about this game.
Every year they cop criticism about it, yet they place a positive spin on it and will see it out until it prospers,
I know it’s Ports baby but AFL house is very much behind it.
I wish League had this kind of attitude when expanding overseas to new markets.

Why the AFL's China venture misses the point

Interesting points, even though it is completely behind a paywall in the UK, Super League still has reasonably healthy viewing figures, so hopefully the next deal doesn’t hamper the game too much.
I can’t see how offering Bradford a license is at all wise, they have gone into administration May times.

New TV deal controls the future of UK rugby league

They really can’t sell enough tickets to s final to cover what seems quite a trivial amount to a major sporting club in a very prominent City.

'Almost insolvent' Rebels may be unable to afford Super Rugby final

There was no criticism of the AFLW.
It was just an observation.
You read this article through AFL tinted glasses and missed the point.

Sustainable growth key to success of the women's game

I think you are missing the overall point Mary is trying to make.
That the AFLW is growing and expanding rapidly and the quality risks suffering as a symptom of that growth.
RL has the benefit of also being aligned with touch football which features a huge number of Women.

Sustainable growth key to success of the women's game

I love a good Origin wind up.

Of course Queensland will win Origin. They always do