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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.

There is no dancing on Rugby’s grave, in fact it’s many a Union fan and even some contributors who are signalling the end of the NRL and preparing for Rugby Australia to pick at the bones,

The Wrap: Why rugby can’t rely on government intervention to save itself

It sounds like you are just waiting for the NRL to die Geoff?
The NRL has millions of fans in Australia so if and when this crisis subsides the NRL will resume with some sort of broadcast deal in place, because people will want to watch it.
Yes the competition may look vastly different and elements of League won’t survive, the NRL will as an entity continue I believe.

The Wrap: Why rugby can’t rely on government intervention to save itself

There seems to be a bit of conjecture and speculation at present in Australia about whether we need or at least can our Country support two Rugby Codes, so maybe this is what Chieka was alluding to when he was talking about hybrid games and things?

The Wrap: Why rugby can’t rely on government intervention to save itself

Why is there only talk of Rugby League entities folding?
Are A-League, Super Rugby and AFL brands immune from economic pain? Why is League always the whipping post of the Australian sports landscape.

Gus can’t see NRL clubs surviving

Is that why the fastest growing demographic in Rugby League is females who are 15-25?

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

I sincerely don’t think any of the Wallabies World Cup squad would make it in the Kangaroos squad where as a case could be made for any of the Kangaroos backs to slot straight into the Wallabies squad.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

At the turn of the century Union was at the peak of its powers and was a real possibility of dwarfing League in Australia, yet through poor governance and treating new fans with contempt, they squandered those opportunities and are now basically a niche sport. So criticise League fans all you want but maybe look in Union’s backyard first.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

Japanese Rugby has very little to do with Australian Rugby so I fail to see what point you are making?

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

So Rugby League basically ceases to exist so a far inferior sport (in Australia) can carry on?
This seems a very flawed model.

Is the time now right for the reunification of the rugby codes?

So how do people in Rural and Regional areas receive information then?
Especially in times of emergency, if not for the colossal waste of money.
How do we keep our public officials accountable if not for investigative journalism that at least endeavours to be impartial.

Who really won the Super League war?

Someone is counting you, they just aren’t releasing the figures.
Which means all this talk of strong streaming numbers is just conjecture and speculation until hard data is revealed.
I have no reason to doubt these claims of strong streaming numbers I just haven’t seen them.

How much trouble is the A-League seriously in?

It looks like there will be 28 000 at Bank West on Thursday night, I’m not sure parra vs Canterbury would have ever got those kind of crowds for a season opener before the Super League war.
I don’t know if it’s because of the war or in spite of it but that to me suggests some level of health and love for League in Sydney.

Who really won the Super League war?

I was at the Rebels game- and I must say the Melbourne fans were very welcoming of a Sydney boy, so thank you to the club for having us.
One question though, why don’t they announce attendance at the ground and thank those who came? Is it really that hard? They do it at every code, yet Super Rugby do not announce their crowds or post many of them on Aus stadiums.

The Wrap: Super Rugby splits into two

But the burning question is, how much are Optus willing to pay?
If it’s less than Fox added with the loss of major sponsors and falling game day attendance there will be a noticeable amount of lost revenue.

How much trouble is the A-League seriously in?

I watched Rugby League at Mile High, and it was brutally hot!!

How much trouble is the A-League seriously in?

I think Rugby Union has more immediate concerns than the hangover from the Folau saga, particularly in NSW, crowds are down (they won’t even post the Bank West figure) ratings are still soft- although it is early season, and Wallabies fans were told to be patient as the team was building towards the World Cup, only to watch the team drastically underperform.

Shadow of Folau obscures signs of rugby's revival in Australia

He certainly has started this year with a giant gravy covered chip on his shoulder.

New NRL ad is 'simply the best'

I’d still be there if BOJO would let me mate.

AFL fans have just one reason to be jealous of our NRL cousins

It hasn’t been dumped, the super League part has been edited out and the original 2 minute ad has been edited down to 30 seconds which will be used generally for the paid advertising platforms.

New NRL ad is 'simply the best'

I lived there, I think your assessment is harsh.

AFL fans have just one reason to be jealous of our NRL cousins

Dingy North of England, that’s a bit harsh.

AFL fans have just one reason to be jealous of our NRL cousins

I loved the ad mate, I love how the game is embracing challenging issues, and aiming to be as inclusive as it can.

The NRL goes back to the future with new ad campaign

It has something to do with Rugby League, because they are two Rugby League players who embraced from different teams after playing a Rugby League game.

The NRL goes back to the future with new ad campaign

I’m not saying they didn’t earn it, I’m saying he has been known to keep unprofitable businesses going if they can gain him influence. And of course editors and contributors would say that but I don’t believe it, maybe day to day he doesn’t, but he definitely has the final day in the direction his businesses go in.
Why do you think it was him who had to front you to the Levinson enquiry?

What should we expect from Fox League?

Murdoch has a long history of keeping newspapers alive if they buy him influence.
Which the Telegraph particularly coupled with Sky gives him tremendous political influence.

What should we expect from Fox League?