Have a very Merhi Christmas
- Sep 16, 2016
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- Quite a few
The year is 2019.
Australian Rugby has grown from strength to strength over the past 35 years, with junior numbers, public interest and team performance all spiking.
The Wallabies, considered one of the top teams in the world under the guidance of supercoach Ewen McKenzie, have consistently challenged for the coveted no. 1 ranking, and currently hold the Bledisloe Cup (having won it back in 2019, after losing it in 2018 follwing their drought-breaking victory the year prior). They are certain to be one of the major contenders in the 2019 Rugby World Cup to 'bring back Bill'.
The professional club scene is also strong, with Channel 10 broadcasting live to hundreds of thousands of (and even occasionally millions) of people each week. Representative football is also a big drawcard, with the Origin tri-series being one of the largest television sporting events on the Australian calendar.
Starting this season, Rugby Australia has signed a massive deal with NZ apparel manufacturer Canterbury to supply kits for the National, Sevens, representative and club sides.