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  1. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    My kids go to a large QLD secondary school 3000 kids, they have AFL & NRL as a full subject option for kids for the winter term Girls & Boys. Rugby Union is not even an option, they try to put a team out each year but apparantly its very much a hit & miss.
  2. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Have a listen to the latest Pick & Drive Podcast (season 3 episode35) they have a chat with Annika Jamieson Sums a lot of the issues up.
  3. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    And just to push the point, the AFL have just signed a new broacast deal $642 Million a year (just get your head around that) with the big statement that it will now have the money to target grassroots participation. So who do you think they are going to target.
  4. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Its the same catch 22 for Australian rugby (Kelly) just represents the majority of the audience, the AFL will throw millions at the AFWL over the next few years to make sure it totally dominates the Female sports market in this country. Australian rugby will face the same issue as with the mens...
  5. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    I agree, but you have to ask why that is. For 20 years they have treated the domestic market as some sort of optonal extra, so we should not really be surprised that it ratings are crap and there isn't much interest in it.
  6. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Much of the framework that Half suggested is setting up basic structures in place to ensure that the competition has a chance to grow and become viable, the issue has always been that any 2nd tier competition is so compromised because it is essentially just a feeder comp for the national teams...
  7. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    The thing is that saturated market has shown a clear prefernce for supporting genuine domestic leagues, the lack of preofessioanl rugby sporting leagues are primarily a thowback from the amateur days. It is a complicated issue, but the game here should have pushed for a domestic league 20 years...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    I live on the Sunny Coast, rugby has a good presence up here but a long way behind AFL & league, There are a few good clubs that really do a good job and quite a few private schools that it is prominant. The Dolphins starting next year are going to target the coast for support, and the Sunshine...
  9. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    It may need to be an elite competition and continue to evovle, but that is the one thing the last 25 years has shown will not happen. NZ & (Aus to a lesser extent) treat this as an extension of there All Black program as such it pretty much ensures the competition will not evolve.
  10. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    An interesting part of that article was from Ben Kimber (head of Stan Sport) who mentioned Two clubs in both QLD & NSW, finally someone stating the obvious issue the game has here of losing out to the other codes in regards to cross town rivallries & the ability of having a presence each weekend...
  11. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2022/06/22/rugby-australia-chairman-explains-reasons-behind-potential-super-rugby-split/ This was actually a really good listen, before it I just thought this was really more just a bargaining postion (could still be). But you really get the sense that he is serious...
  12. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Great Point
  13. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    I do wonder how much does Stan come in to all of this, if the original broadcast deal takes them until 2024 then maybe there has been some talk in the background about after that. The point is last Saturdays Final was not worth a lot to Stan when it was predominantly a NZ product, and with that...
  14. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Maybe that was NZRU hedging there own bets, there must have been a certain level of uncertainty about how the Drua/Pacifika were going to go, even whether the whole competition would be viable. pretty much wanted a get out clause.
  15. hoggy

    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Well this is pretty much McLennan's point, Super Rugby is no longer paying the fiddler all that much money.
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