CC Semi finals and Women's CC Final at Elland Road in The General Rugby League Forum Posted December 10, 2021 6 minutes ago, whatmichaelsays said: It may have done back in the day, but there becomes a point where behaviours that died off 20 years ago stop becoming an excuse. That pub and club culture had died, those trips are gone and they aren't coming back - like VHS tapes or the Nokia 3210. The sport has had two decades to find a way to replace those attendees with new ones and, if the best that the sport can come up with in that time is "another cup competition" where smaller clubs are expected to ask part-time players to play even more, then I'd respectfully suggest that it isn't trying hard enough. And I completely agree with you. I'm just pointing out that it was definitely a factor in crowds falling. I don't disagree that it was of it's time.