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Cats_Steve wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:37 am
AFLcrap1 wrote: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:05 pm Lol another FAIL THREAD from the KING of fail threads .
Why a fail thread?
Cause even when adding NZ >> Rugby league is still most popular sport within the 2 countries

Rugby Union is on its knees in Australia>> it will survive but the game is at record lows.
TV deal says it all>> 275mill compared to the Mighty NRL 2 Billion

NZ RUGBY UNION New Zealand Rugby's total income for the past year was $161m, for the 2016/2017 year>
this has increased due to the LIONS TOUR.


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Re: Rugby Union More Popular than Rugby League

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leeroy*NRL* wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Cats_Steve wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:37 am
AFLcrap1 wrote: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:05 pm Lol another FAIL THREAD from the KING of fail threads .
Why a fail thread?
Cause even when adding NZ >> Rugby league is still most popular sport within the 2 countries

Rugby Union is on its knees in Australia>> it will survive but the game is at record lows.
TV deal says it all>> 275mill compared to the Mighty NRL 2 Billion

NZ RUGBY UNION New Zealand Rugby's total income for the past year was $161m, for the 2016/2017 year>
this has increased due to the LIONS TOUR.
Sorry mate, when I wrote that I was looking at the recent comments and not the actual title of the thread.


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Re: Rugby Union More Popular than Rugby League

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leeroy*NRL* wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Cats_Steve wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:37 am
AFLcrap1 wrote: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:05 pm Lol another FAIL THREAD from the KING of fail threads .
Why a fail thread?
Cause even when adding NZ >> Rugby league is still most popular sport within the 2 countries

Rugby Union is on its knees in Australia>> it will survive but the game is at record lows.
TV deal says it all>> 275mill compared to the Mighty NRL 2 Billion

NZ RUGBY UNION New Zealand Rugby's total income for the past year was $161m, for the 2016/2017 year>
this has increased due to the LIONS TOUR.
League more popular in NZ than rugby? Or am I reading your comment wrong and this thread


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Re: Rugby Union More Popular than Rugby League

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rugby365 wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:57 pm
leeroy*NRL* wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Cats_Steve wrote: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:37 am

Why a fail thread?
Cause even when adding NZ >> Rugby league is still most popular sport within the 2 countries

Rugby Union is on its knees in Australia>> it will survive but the game is at record lows.
TV deal says it all>> 275mill compared to the Mighty NRL 2 Billion

NZ RUGBY UNION New Zealand Rugby's total income for the past year was $161m, for the 2016/2017 year>
this has increased due to the LIONS TOUR.
League more popular in NZ than rugby? Or am I reading your comment wrong and this thread
i was going off the headline at the begining of the thread
see below>>
"Using the logic of Rugby League fans and their media, if you include New Zealand and Australia it's abundantly clear that Union rules supreme over League. The Rugby World Cup tv ratings are going to massive. Massive I tell ya when compared with Rugby League.

BTW, is there any place in the world where Rugby League is number one? Certainly not Australia, New Zealand, France, South Africa or England. Tonga perhaps, nah Union rules supreme there too"

Including NZ and AUS (if we are too do that> Rugby League is surpreme easily.
Ratings/crowds/media/sponsors etc League is the standout.. because we are adding AUS

it also states any places where League is not number 1 >> AUS and PNG for starters.
yes FRANCE ENGLAND SOUTH AFRICA NZ Union is number 1


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Well I've been in France for the last month and I can tell ya RU is very strong here particularly down south. But the NRL and pommy Superleague are on telly here all the time.

I've seen it in bars in Paris & everywhere I've been. I watched the Challenge Cup final, with Catalans playing, in a packed bar in Carcassone.

Everyone was wearing Catalans colours and they were goin' off. A lot of other bars in the square had the same thing. And Carcassone is 100km from Catalans home town Perpignan.

So whilst RU is big here RL is goin' ok. With good management it will make a comeback in good 'ol France. Vive la France.......oh........and the wine is trebien!!!!


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rugby league in France in the south is actually quite strong in a number of cities and towns..
even in the top north of Spain near the boarder of France
with 3 Leagues in France of teams.
Elite One Championship
Elite Two Championship
Lord Derby Cup
and Registered players standing at 39,994

with 2 other teams playing in the english comps

Toulouse Olympique & Catalans Dragons.


from Avignon to Perpignan to Toulouse This is Rugby League Stronghold.

Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées
Carpentras, Vaucluse
Ferrals-les-Corbieres, Languedoc-Rousillon
Lescure-d'Albigeois, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
Lyon, Rhone-Alps
Villeneuve-Minvervois,
Aveyron
Languedoc-Rousillon


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