leeroy*NRL* wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:06 pm
NlolRL wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/nines- ... 4zy8j.html
King-Eliagh wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Wow, what a mammoth deflection. Can’t get away from aflx fast enough can you?
Let’s get back on topic. Common nlol, join us, we’re dead right here. Aflx has been a mammoth flopsy. Other sports that create alternative versions seem to have succeeded with ease and without the promo involving circus clowns and all
20/20 cricket - rugby league 7s and 9s tournaments, rugby union. But alas it appears the Afl has well and truly failed.
The NRL Nines has officially been taken off the rugby league schedule for 2019, raising the prospect of the demise of the concept as a club competition
While the concept initially drew big crowds, attendance figures began to dwindle
Game was Played in Auckland with 15 Australian sides
which still got big crowds first few years before 25k turned up last year.
the Tournament was not even tested on australian shores.
being that all the teams are from here, i hold no doubt it would of been a big.
the NRL have decided to concentrate on International scene as they see more potential.
in this format...to grow the game.
Rugby forms have had a history of different formats, so has cricket. I think their fans are therefore more open to a change in format, hence 20 20 was adopted after a few years, and 7's and 9's has had some traction. Remember, one-day cricket had huge opposition when it was first introduced, yet 20 20 was received easier because the fan base was more open to change.
Other games like soccer, hockey, gridiron etc have not dabbled in different formats at all, and may find it very difficult to introduce a compact version.
I think AFL house feel some pressure to introduce a smaller format because 3 of the 4 sports which they compete with in Australia have successfully done it. Furthermore they will always find it difficult to export AFL given 36 players are required with a very large field.
AFLx will fail, but I understand why they are trying