Out of interest i’ve been looking into the popularity of the two codes of rugby and what this difference is and i just wondered if anyone can add to what’ve i’ve found on Wikepedia?
Stats for 2011 from WIKIPEDIA
RFL Turnover - £29m
RFU Turnover - £130m
RU Participation in UK 1.99 million people
RL Participation in UK 100k including wheelchair rugby.
The difference is somewhat flipped in Australia although not as extreme.
Does anyone have any more up to date figures...is RL getting close or further away?
Although i’ve always known that RU is the more popular i didn’t quite realise the difference in scale between the two which appears to be enormous.
I know some RL fans don’t like RU and question/compare how the governing bodies perform....however looking at this i fail to see how RL fans can question say....why the BBC pay more attention to Union? It’s blatantly obvious.
THIS IS NOT LEAGUE OR UNION BASHING COS I LIKE BOTH!!!!!
If you have any further or better info about the popularity of the two codes please update me?