Trevor Allan (34)
Rebels looking good and as a neutral i enjoyed the game last night.
2016 it drew 149k. With no AFL or NRL that's what should be the aimGreat result,
We know ratings for Tahs v Sunwolves game will be down from this number this weekend however if the Reds put on a good show against the Landers and Crusaders there is every chance that the Tahs v Reds game will crack the 100k again
Why have they been so bad? Is this just Canberra sporting crowds in decline or is it just the Brumbies?
a) a little of both, and Canberra is in desperate need of a new rectangular, centrally located stadium for the Brumbies, Raiders, future A League side etc.
b) it's Super Rugby - the crowds at all of Australia's teams have been on the decline in recent years
c) the Rebels generally don't draw a crowd - the game last year was the second lowest in Brumbies history, although 2,000 people showed up to the trial at Viking Park last month...
d) all of the above
I agree about the stadium, and with your other points. As well:
e) Friday night games usually have lower attendance than Saturday night
f) The National Multicultural Festival was on the City Centre. It draws big crowds.
Put it this way. I cannot remember the brumbies hitting 70k.