State of Origin draws biggest TV audience in 2015

In addition to drawing a live attendance of more than 80,000 to Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, State of Origin Game 1 was the highest rating Australian television show in 2015, according to the MediaWeek publication that monitors TV audiences in Australia, with a peak audience of 4,209,000 tuning in to watch the match. A combined metro and regional average audience of 3.644 million viewers…

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How healthy is international Rugby League?

The Guardian newspaper published an article yesterday on its website entitled ‘Rugby league’s international failure is spectacular’. It was written by an Australian journalist, Nick Tedeschi, a freelance writer whose frustration with the state of international Rugby League was plain for everyone to see. “Rugby league and its devotion to the international game has always promised big and nearly always…

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Kangaroos and Maroons winger Brent Tate retires aged 32

Australia and Queensland stalwart Brent Tate has called time on his 13-year career in the NRL after picking up a fourth serious knee injury in this year’s State of Origin series. The 32-year-old winger, who has made 229 appearances in the NRL for three clubs, has 26 Australia caps and 23 Origin appearances. He suffered a near career-ending neck injury…

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