- Oct 10, 2013
- AFL Club
News Corp has been potting Rugby Australia since they took the TV right deal to the market and not just sign with Fox. As much as Rugby is struggling so if Fox they can’t afford to lose the rugby so they are trying to scare off any other bidders. There was a 13% drop in Kayo subscriptions when the World Cup ended and they will lose a lot more subscriptions if they lost rugby all together.Even News Corp have started publishing articles about how dismal the crowds in SR are. Be interesting to see which company line the Foxtel RA yes men toe.
Twelve tumultuous months off the field has inevitably taken its toll, with Australian rugby union crumbling in the early stages of the 2020 Super Rugby tournament.www.news.com.au
The averages are dubious anyway with teams regularly trying to mask poor attendances with 'TBA' instead of the actual figure.
The current system structure is broken though it has been for a long time the South African sides need to be cut, let them go to Europe. Bring back the Force and place names for every side. Put two sides in the pacific islands. At least this way the TV networks will pay more for the product as they have continuity of product