Posted November 10, 2018 11:13:00 How to Get Your Skates Clean Read moreAussie Rules skates and roller skis have always been an important part of the game, with the NRL’s All Stars game being held on Saturday nights in Sydney and Brisbane.
But it is the game’s popularity that has pushed the sport to new heights.
A study conducted by the Australian Rugby League Federation (ARLF) this year revealed that over the last two years the number of Australians watching the NRL on TV increased by 40 per cent.
The study also revealed that the game had reached “new heights” in popularity with Australians watching more than 100 games per season.
In the first half of 2019, a total of 14,000 people watched the NRL, which is more than double the number watching the AFL and more than triple the number attending the Melbourne Cup final.
This year, the NRL averaged 5.5 million viewers across its seven games, and over the next three weeks the average number of viewers is expected to be higher at around 6 million.
The ARLF’s chief executive Steve Tew said the game was enjoying an incredible time.
“The NRL is proving to be the most popular sporting event in Australia and it’s only getting bigger.”
It’s not just our NRL teams playing in front of a national audience every week.
“Our teams are winning, the players are winning and the fans are loving it.”
We’ve seen the excitement of the fans and they’re turning out for the NRL.
“For many, however, the game is not as glamorous as it used to be.AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALLER AND RABBITA STYLE PLAYER REVEALS WHY THEY LOVE THE AFL & NRL Posted November 11, 2018 16:39:56 Footy fans have a preference for the style of the AFL, and the NRL is no different.
It’s no secret that Australian Football is popular, with footy fans attending all 12 games.
But there are some things that Australian Footy players love more than their beloved footy.
In fact, they love the AFL.”
I think there’s a lot of Australians who are fans of the NFL but we just like our footy more, we like the style more,” AFL player Michael Hurley said.”
There’s something about the AFL that you can actually pick up, you can watch and learn from.
“When you see your team win the premiership and win the finals, it’s just a really special feeling.”ROSS ANDERSON/STUFF The game has been popular in Australia for more than 50 years.
But the popularity has been declining.AAP