Well,It has arrived

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by wigan_rlfc, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    A Wellington team would be nice, Aukland will now have a rival oin their own country.

    But if you listen to Ripper no one will actually care about them.
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  3. That's just Ripper though [​IMG]
  4. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    The top ranfurly clashes EASILY generate more interest then trans tasmen league clashes...........

    NZL vrs Aussie league tests have virtually bugger all interest when played in Aussie, and when played in New Zealand are generally played at a smaller capacity venue ie. North Harbour stadium.

    Major ranfurly shield matches sell out our major stadiums, in some cases more tickets would have been sold if our ground's capacities had been higher.........
  5. Ha!

    Point. Union.
  6. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    When the Warriors played at Westpac this year the place was empty...
  7. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Oh Fiddlesticks, looks like I was wrong about the Warriors all along, We better brace ourselves for Leagues takeover in NZ...

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  8. i told ya so......yeah i agree that other teams should be winning this...im going for taranaki and b.o.p to beat auckland

    rugby is a game for everyone unlike league....there are specialist positions for everyone
    the fatguy=prop
    the tall skinny lanky guy=lock
    the big guy whos really quick and fit=the number8
    the guys who love to tackle=flanks
    the small guy who can pass and likes to hide behind the bigger guys=halfback
    the kicker=1st5
    the guy who does a bit of everything=2nd5
    the speed powerhouse in the middle=the centre
    the guys who are really fast and dont wannabe near all the hectic play=wingers
    the guy who observers, from the back=fullback

    i dunno just wanted too type [​IMG]
  9. Two things;
    The NRL is not a National comp but then again it is still more popular than S12.

    The second is that gay shield. I have never heard of it before and the Union buff Wally hasn't either. No way in the world would it create more interest. Maybe in NZ but only 4 million people live there. There would be more people who would care about the Trans Tasman tests combined in Australia and NZ then would care about the Ranfurly shield. I even asked Eastsrules about it and he didnt know what it was. What you Leaguies would do without me!

    League has just rightfully snaked that point back Ripper my friend.
  10. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Where the f*** did you get that from? If you include interest from South Africa and New Zealand the Super 12 burns the NRL in popularity.

    I think they were saying that the Ranfurly Shield generates more interest in New Zealand then international league matches.
  11. Zambaman

    Zambaman Guest

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    Crowd figures say otherwise. 21,537 people turned up to watch this year's match between the Kangaroos and the Kiwis in Newcastle. Not very many when you consider that's in League territory and you wouldn't stand a **** show in hell of getting anywhere near that many going to see the match in New Zealand. Then consider that for the big Shield matches in NZ that the Stadiums get sold out. You're talking in the region of 50k in Auckland (I think) and 38,500 down here in Christchurch. That's a bit of a caning really.

    Source of that 21k attendance figure, to show I'm not pulling it out of my arse.
  12. I'm not an ignorant person and I'd never heard of the Ranfurly Sheild. I'll take your word for it regarding attendence.
  13. Umm champ Energy Australia stadium doesn't take much more than that and the game was a sellout.
  14. OK, if Super 12 is so popular why do the anti-siphoning laws do not take it in so it can be shown on FTA.
  15. Wally

    Wally Guest

    If I remember rightly you were the one that originally compared the two by saying the NRL was more popular. I just pointed out that it is not so.
  16. Wally

    Wally Guest

    It sits 30k so how could it be a sell out?
  17. wally here your wrong, atm EA stadium only takes 21000. After its upgrade is complete it will hold around 30 000
  18. Wally

    Wally Guest

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  19. i can bet my life on it atm that it holds around the 22000 mark.

    it will after its finished hold 30 000
  20. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Which leaves the question - why wasnt it played in a bigger stadium? Most Blediose Cup tests can sell out Telstra Stadium and since its in the middle of League Terrortairy theres no reason why that farce you lot like too call international league shouldnt as well
  21. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    I find it interesting that on one thread Dragon fool is comparing NRL and Super 12, whilst on another thread he argues that they shouldn't be compared...............

    Super 12 is not more popular then NRL IN AUSSIE, but WORLDWIDE has far more interest...........

    I'd be mildly suprised if there is such a thing as a "gay shield" that Dragon fool hasn't heard of it......... [​IMG]

    Rugby union get 50,000 points for that............
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