Interesting figures

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by wigan_rlfc, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    doesnt mean leagues more popular.

    Theres more Soccer Players in NZ now then Union players, does it mean Soccer's more popular?
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  3. You're up against it here Rob mate, I have to say...
  4. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Even his fellow league fans shot him down
  5. Not really... proof that the ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZP is beaten by Super League attendence figures. What more could I ask for?
  6. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Depends how you look at it.
  7. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    There are more soccer players in NZ at JUNIOR level, and senior level nothing competes with union in NZ. Also, most ZP grounds in England can only hold like 10,000 unless they are played at twickers I heard.
  8. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Not many are full though.
  9. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    Yeah, but the fact that they hold 10,000 at most would indicate they would harldy eve beat the Super League, unless they too have small grounds.
  10. the problem with some people on this board is that they think the f***ing world revolves around their goddamn country [​IMG]

    Australia - 19,913,000 people

    wow NRL must represent the whole f***ing world

    The Fact is the RWC is the second biggest major sporting tourny next to FIFA World Cup and over a billion people tuned in to watch the last RWC. Your telling me league could draw those numbers if it held its own tournament??? (Give me a friggin break)
  11. That's very true. Maybe on the club level League is a bigger sport, I don't know. But I think that on the International level I would tend to agree with Canadian_rugger that Union draws more crowds and has more countries involved.
  12. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Id rather Union be more popular in a country like Canada then some shitty 3rd World Dump like Papua New Guniea
  13. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Yeah but Union isn't exactly huge in Canada is it?
  14. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Quite a few Super League grounds only let that amount in.
  15. Wally

    Wally Guest

    How does the HC stack up? They're clubs.
  16. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    I know they are, thats why they are included (apart from Irish Provinces).
  17. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    Not huge, but definitly getting bigger. A lot of high schools are including it over gridiron because it is way cheaper from every standpoint. Also, it is one of the fastest growing youth sports behind golf and soccer.
  18. glip

    glip Guest

    Yeah, cheaper for parents to put their kids into rugby than ice hockey as well.

    Our problem in Canada, with out little amateur league is the lack of coverage... but that'll come as it grows I suppose.

    Amateur rugby is a lot more organised than amateur gridiron, so it seems... I don't even know if there is an amateur gridiron club in my town (Kitchener).
  19. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    But its more popular then League
  20. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    But it isn't very popular.
  21. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    But its more popular then League, and you heard Glip, its taking off, ecspecially in the schools, and one thing League hasnt learnt is that schools are the key...

    (In a Book published in 2001 it said that No Schools in Wellington, NZ's capital have Rugby League teams)
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