Rugby League continues to Lead The Way!

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And the Western Bulldogs did a similar one years ago which was roundly praised. Before the Jordan one obviously.


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https://iview.abc.net.au/show/collingwo ... inside-out

Not the Collingwood one I was thinking of but a documentary nonetheless -


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There was a great one done on Adam Goods also Fred. How the AFL and there supporters booed him out of the game.


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AFL - The Final Story: 1975 North Melbourne Vs Hawthorn
Made in 1975 strangely enough, not just about the grand final but traces the events of the season of the two clubs.


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cant believe there commissioning it for this seasons series,

could they pick a worse time


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Quolls2019 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:12 pm AFL - The Final Story: 1975 North Melbourne Vs Hawthorn
Made in 1975 strangely enough, not just about the grand final but traces the events of the season of the two clubs.
Theres a whole series of Grand Final ones.
https://www.afl.com.au/ondemand/origina ... inal-story


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The NRL is set to finish the season on a high after stunning financial results
Rugby league boss Peter V'landys has successfully steered the NRL through a financial crisis
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7:43PM December 1, 2020 :cheers:


The NRL is set to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis better than anyone could have imagined thanks to savage costs cuts, a late-season surge of people through the gates and a tsunami of gaming revenue.

The ARL Commission is set to discuss in detail the year’s financials at a meeting on Wednesday but The Australian understands the deficit for the 2020 season could be less than $20 million, a remarkable result when you consider the doom and gloom that enveloped the code earlier in the season.

There were fears at one point that the sport would be decimated by the impact of COVID but the remarkable work of chair Peter V’landys and chief executive Andrew Abdo has ensured rugby league will finish this season with its head well and truly above water – and begin next in better shape than expected.

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The result has been achieved despite revenue dropping by more than $100 million over the past 12 months – in 2019 it was $528 million, this year it is believed to be just over $400 million.

A large portion of the drop in revenue is a result of the discounts handed to the game’s broadcast partners. It is understood the Nine Network and Foxtel were given savings of around $50 million this season after tense negotiations between television bosses and rugby league powerbrokers over a reduced schedule and the impact an absence of crowds would have on the product.
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It is believed wagering revenue played a significant part in mitigating the damage. Multiple sources confirmed to The Australian that wagering revenue was at least $8 million and potentially $10 million above forecasts.

The results will only enhance V’landys’ standing – he is already considered by many to be the finest sports administrator in the country. A year ago he talked to the game’s stakeholders about the potential to earn more money from wagering on the game’s premium products and he has been true to his word, the influx of cash coming at the ideal time given the way COVID has ravaged the bottom line of all sports across the country.

The damage was further offset thanks to a late deluge of money from gates being thrown open for the grand final. Crowds were also able to attend the State of Origin series but those games took place in November, meaning they are likely to be included in next year’s accounts.

What makes the result even more remarkable is that the NRL gave the clubs more cash than they have at any point in their history as they looked to ensure they finished the season with 16 solvent teams.

The alternative would have been a disaster given the code is committed to providing eight games a week for the broadcasters. The commission is yet to finalise payments for the clubs moving forward, largely due to the fact that they are yet to strike a deal with the players for the next two seasons.

The NRL initially offered a pay cut of 10 per cent in 2021 but the union responded by asking that it only be five per cent. The parties are believed to be close to a deal, although the vast majority of clubs and players have already been paid for the month of November.

It means that the clubs will have to claw that money back from the players once a deal is struck. The NRL’s strong financial results are likely to ease concerns over a range of issues moving forward, including the prospect of expansion.

There were fears the game would take years to overcome the lingering impact of COVID-19 and therefore would be reluctant to expand by adding a 17th team via southeast Queensland. However, the game’s leadership through the pandemic has meant that officials will finish the season with a degree of confidence that they can navigate any challenges in the future, even allowing for the introduction of another team in 2023.

The NRL has a line of credit available, although they are unlikely to need it given their robust returns in 2020. At the same time, the positive financial outcome is likely to pique the interests of private investors, who have been circling the code in recent months.

The ARL Commission has been investigating the potential of private equity investment given other sports around the world have sold stakes in their competitions.

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NRL 2021 All Stars: Townsville to host Indigenous v Maori clashes

the ALL stars match will be the 1st NRL match of season FEB 20th

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NRL TV rights: Free-to-air networks queue up for slice of rugby league

In an unprecedented move, the NRL is considering a new TV rights model that is set to spark a major bidding war.

In an unprecedented move, the NRL is considering carving up the rugby league season program and engaging up to three free-to-air networks to televise rugby league matches in the next broadcast deal.

And the development, similar to that employed by the American NFL, has been met with immediate and united support from NRL club chief executives.

The ARL Commission is considering mixing up the rugby league landscape with rival networks to bid for NRL games, State of Origin, finals and the grand final.

With different games showing on separate free-to-air carriers, there is a chance that games could soon be telecast on Nine, Seven and Ten.

If the model is implemented, Channel 9’s longstanding monopoly over rugby league would end.

ARLC chairman Peter V’Landys revealed on Sunday that rugby league had “substantial interest” from multiple free-to-air stations.

While Fox Sports has five years left on its deal, the current free-to-air TV deal expires after next season with the NRL having already started top-level discussions with all networks.

“Peter, Andrew (Abdo, NRL CEO) and the commission will be trusted with achieving the best financial outcome for the sport,” said Souths CEO, Blake Solly. “But outside the best financial deal possible, I think there would be other benefits in having two or three FTA broadcasters.

“As rights holders they would immediately be invested in promoting the NRL, players and clubs to the biggest possible audience and this would help the sport keep and find new fans.
“The more broadcasters and outlets supporting the growth of the NRL competition and rugby league, the better for mine”.

Raiders CEO Don Furner added: “The more free-to-air coverage, the better for the game, particularly in other states. One-hundred per cent of people have free-to-air.

“It’s no wonder there is interest. Our game is fantastic to watch, it’s a fantastic TV product. We have faith in Peter maximising the best deal for the game.”

V’landys told The Big Sports Breakfast Weekend on Sky Sports Radio he was interested in sharing rugby league around the FTA channels.

“For the first time we have actually got substantial interest from other TV stations. Rugby league is in a good position to get a very good deal,” he said.

“That is one option to us – you might have two free-to-airs broadcasters. You may have three free-to-air broadcasters on different days on different nights – State of Origin, grand final, semi-finals. You can split them up into different packages.

“I have just been studying the NFL deal and they have about six or seven partners that do specific games. I can’t see why we can’t do that here. Exclusivity is going to be a lot more expensive this time around, being able to provide it to a number of parties.”

Asked would Australia have enough stations interested in covering NRL, V’landys said: “I believe so and each network has expressed interest.

“At the moment, because of the competition that the free-to-air channels have, they really do rely on news, sport and reality shows. You have Stan and Netflix that provide all the other dramas and comedies so the free-to-air, they have to attract people by their news, sport and reality and sport is very, very high on that list.

“That is why the free-to-air stations will certainly be interested is us because we are a rare commodity. I want to stress the people I want to look after are the fans and to make sure the fans have every opportunity to access rugby league.

“The free-to-air deal, not only is it financially beneficial to us but it’s also provides eyeballs. Free-to-air goes to every home whereas Foxtel goes to 27, 28 per cent of the market.

“So, for us, it’s very important for us to enable rugby league to be watched by as many people as possible.”

A number of senior rugby league figures have been shocked by Nine’s relentless push to promote the ratings-challenged rugby union on Stan while virtually ignoring any ads promoting the start of NRL season.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that Channel 7 boss James Warburton has also told network employees of a plan to axe cricket, prompting speculation his station wants NRL.

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been saying this for years, would love the NRL to have at least 2 FTA networks..
especially with expansion.

2 FTA Games each per week, FOX with 5 Exclusive Games.


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There are lies, damn lies and ratings.
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If they were they missed the boat,

FOX signed 2 months ago until the end of 2024.


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leeroy*NRL* wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:09 am
If they were they missed the boat,

FOX signed 2 months ago until the end of 2024.
I think they are targeting 2025.


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