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RL Fans and the Play offs

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week 1 of the nrl finals usually gets poorish crowds as well

since many of the finals dont mean anything for the top teams as they arent sudden death its seen more as a revenue raising excercise.

weeks 2 and 3 are where the action hots up

and still the crowds you mention are very impressive

i suspect well go from 15,000 - 30,000 for week 1 crowds in the nrl which isnt far off yours

penrith will probably only get 10,000 - 13,000 for their home semi

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors should get 25,000 and Wests vs Sydney Roosters 30,000 - 32,000.

Penrith will get over 15,000. St George vs Manly will be only 16-18,000 because Manly has no chance.

So Hull FC, Wigan and St Helens should do better than the two lesser NRL crowds, but worse than the two bigger NRL crowds.

Huddersfield crowd will be a bomb that brings down the average. What a pity.

Latest update on NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

Total: 77,029

Latest update on SL crowds:

St Helens vs Warrington 14,632

Hull FC vs Hull KR 17,699

Huddersfield vs Crusaders 5,869

Total: 38,200

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That must be a near capacity crowd?

Yes. Skilled Park Stadium capacity 27,500

More updates Sunday night.

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Yes. Skilled Park Stadium capacity 27,500

More updates Sunday night.

Wrong forum.

No one cares.

Go away.

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Latest update on NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

Total: 77,029

Latest update on SL crowds:

St Helens vs Warrington 14,632

Hull FC vs Hull KR 17,699

Huddersfield vs Crusaders 5,869

Total: 38,200

New update on NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

St. George Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles 15,574

Total: 92,603

The final update figure in the SL weekend will come later today.

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New update on NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

St. George Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles 15,574

Total: 92,603

The trouble is, these games will have had massive media exposure down under, compared to barely a quarter page for all fixtures over here, due to footy, cricket etc.

Give us more hype here in the press, and crowds could well increase, if not to match those figures, at least to challenge stadia capacities.

Doesn't always relate to media coverage, though, as Newcastle Falcons yawnion got less than 6k on Friday, while Skints got 14,6k.

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Perhaps the solution is to nail down the play offs next year as a six team comp.

A Hull derby, Wigan v Saints and Leeds v Wire. The games could then be included in season tickets and will probably sell out and everyone will be happy. its the uncertainty and lack of planning that spoiling the thing.

If things carry on like they are now we will all have to forget about what's going on in the stands and just concentrate on what's happening on the pitch.

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The trouble is, these games will have had massive media exposure down under, compared to barely a quarter page for all fixtures over here, due to footy, cricket etc.

Give us more hype here in the press, and crowds could well increase, if not to match those figures, at least to challenge stadia capacities.

Doesn't always relate to media coverage, though, as Newcastle Falcons yawnion got less than 6k on Friday, while Skints got 14,6k.

Those are fair points.

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i dont think semis should be included in season tickets

we dont do it in the nrl.

why should the RFL lose valuable revenues?

fans should be keen enough to pay.

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The trouble is, these games will have had massive media exposure down under, compared to barely a quarter page for all fixtures over here, due to footy, cricket etc.

Give us more hype here in the press, and crowds could well increase, if not to match those figures, at least to challenge stadia capacities.

Doesn't always relate to media coverage, though, as Newcastle Falcons yawnion got less than 6k on Friday, while Skints got 14,6k.

Yep, and how big were the soccer crowds in Oz this weekend?

There's Aussie Rules, Leage, Union then the rest. Here it's just a tad different.

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Latest update on NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

Total: 77,029

Latest update on SL crowds:

St Helens vs Warrington 14,632

Hull FC vs Hull KR 17,699

Huddersfield vs Crusaders 5,869

Total: 38,200

Finals Weekend 1 SL crowds:

St Helens vs Warrington 14,632

Hull FC vs Hull KR 17,699

Huddersfield vs Crusaders 5,869

Wigan vs Leeds 9,987

Total: 48,187

Final Weekend 1 NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

St. George Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles 15,574

Total: 92,605

So the NRL attracted nearly double the crowds of the Super League.

It is true that Super League has nothing like the mass media publicity of the NRL. But that does not explain why there were only 9,987 at the Wigan vs Leeds game. All the fans of the two best supported clubs knew the match was on. But they just failed to show up.

Moreover the NRL games were all live on terrestrial television (Channel 9). No one had to pay to watch the TV.

Clearly there are more Aussies who follow rugby league, and they are more passionate about their clubs than people from the northern so-called heartlands of English rugby league. That is why Australia is number 1.

The only hope for the northern hemisphere is to get more passionate French people involved. That entails giving them their own Super League clubs in Toulouse in 2012, and later in Paris.

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Wigan average attendance this year 15,700 odd.

Last night's crowd 12,117.

Anybody at the game think that crowd was correct?

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Finals Weekend 1 SL crowds:

St Helens vs Warrington 14,632

Hull FC vs Hull KR 17,699

Huddersfield vs Crusaders 5,869

Wigan vs Leeds 9,987

Total: 48,187

Final Weekend 1 NRL crowds:

Gold Coast vs NZ Warriors 27,046

Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters 33,315

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders 16,668

St. George Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles 15,574

Total: 92,605

So the NRL attracted nearly double the crowds of the Super League.

It is true that Super League has nothing like the mass media publicity of the NRL. But that does not explain why there were only 9,987 at the Wigan vs Leeds game. All the fans of the two best supported clubs knew the match was on. But they just failed to show up.

Moreover the NRL games were all live on terrestrial television (Channel 9). No one had to pay to watch the TV.

Clearly there are more Aussies who follow rugby league, and they are more passionate about their clubs than people from the northern so-called heartlands of English rugby league. That is why Australia is number 1.

The only hope for the northern hemisphere is to get more passionate French people involved. That entails giving them their own Super League clubs in Toulouse in 2012, and later in Paris.

Pretty soon the gate at the DW will be in negative figures.

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