To be fair they've been doing Thursdays on and off for years now. What I don't get is why we're starting on a Thursday. awful day for viewers.
Not sure what you mean by awful day for viewers. I love midweek games, it's my best chance to watch them live but I appreciate I'm probably not the norm.
The Thursday deal was to make it Rugby night, with an ITM Cup match at 5:30, NRC game 7:30 and Rugby HQ 9:30. All broadcast games will be Thurs night and Fox at their discretion can broadcast more if they want I believe.
Not good for live attendance but fuck me, if you can't watch a game that's on at 730pm on a Thursday, you are clearly not in the target market that broadcasters and advertisers aim at.
Jagman, I don't understand how any Rebels players are from NSW teams? Considering these NSW teams have yet to exist in a professional sporting environment until tonight I'm lost for an understanding of how any Rebels contracted player is from one of these teams.
Or do you mean because these players once played rugby for a club rugby team as part of these NRC teams they have some sort of divine right to the services of these players in perpetuity?
That's like saying that since I went to Bond University that my employer has plundered Bond's professional talent and if Bond ever start working professionally in my field I should be going back there if they want me. People go there to get somewhere else, much like they play club rugby to get somewhere else (that pays them).