the NRL is now the premier domestic sport to watch in NZ

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The NRL , off the back of the Wahs movement has knocked Rugby unions Super rugby off its perch as the numb one domestic comp in NZ =D =D =D =D
The NZRU has moved this weekends super rugby semi final between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs in Wellington from its normal 7.05pm kickoff local time to a 4.35pm kickoff so as not to clash with the huge block buster NRL clash , NZ Warriors V Melb Storm clash at 7.30pm in Auckland

Whilst trying to make out this change was a fan/family friendly decision , there is no doubt the NZRU believes clashing with the NRL will cost them fans at their game & tens of thousands of viewers on TV ... this is unheard of in NZ & the first recognition by the NZRU of the growing appeal the NRL in NZ.
Sky NZ are pleased there will be no clash & in fact believe the Rugby union semi final TV audience will lead into watching the NRL game making it one of the highest rating non final domestic football games ever in NZ.
The Warriors V Storm game sold out weeks ago, their home game against the Broncos another month away , is also sold out. The Wahs are on track to be the first NRL side to sell out all 12 home games in a season.

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I've been to NZ many times and there is plenty of coverage of the for NRL. Is behind Rugby Union of course but a lot do like league too. AFL is pretty much non existent there.
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GlobalRugbyLeague wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:56 pm
I've been to NZ many times and there is plenty of coverage of the for NRL. Is behind Rugby Union of course but a lot do like league too. AFL is pretty much non existent there.
its gone to a new level in 2024 , so much so union is now changing its schedule to avoid clashing with it

unheard of
unprecedented...

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The NZRU needs to stop cowering in the corner like some frightened has been and come out swinging punches, show some pride.
To change time slots in fear of being beaten by the NRL is weak, pathetic and unacceptable for the countries leading professional competition. It is not a good look for the fans.
Stand your ground don't bow out and let the NRL call the shots.
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Bbear wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:25 pm
The NZRU needs to stop cowering in the corner like some frightened has been and come out swinging punches, show some pride.
To change time slots in fear of being beaten by the NRL is weak, pathetic and unacceptable for the countries leading professional competition. It is not a good look for the fans.
Stand your ground don't bow out and let the NRL call the shots.
well , when the big dog in the pacific region flexes .... theres not much you can do is there bbong :cool:
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new tv deal doing wonders with more FTA exposure>>
THE WAH WAVE IS REAL

Imagen when NRL start pumping millions and millions into schools and grassroots.
NZ is a powerhouse for the NRL
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