so last year the rising were getting greater than 2K to the home games at AAMI, yesterday about 500 at Ashwood according to the report. The ground hire cost issues aside, this does not bode well for the future games especially Morewell. i went to all the games last year with non rugby mates who all enjoyed the day out and asked about this year. Neither i, nor my friends are likely to get to ANY game this year, perhaps i'll go down to Geelong if its a nice day. the sentiment behind taking Rugby to the people is fine but the core constituents live in suburban Melbourne and need easy access to the ground. i think the Rising may have shot themselves in the foot.