BY STAFF WRITERS
If you tuned in to The81stMinute Commentary Team’s coverage on steelesports.com.au on Sunday you would have heard the news that the team is “adopting” Tasmanian Rugby League.
The team and long-time listener Benny Storer (a Wests tragic living in the Apple Isle), have gone back and forth many times about the commentary team heading down to Tasmania to call a game of footy.
But things are bad down in Tassie.
Tasmania once had a thriving state-wide rugby league competition with upwards of ten teams. Now, with little support, there isn’t enough interest at the moment to get the competition back on its feet.
Rugby league in Tasmania dates back to the 1950’s.
“We have always said we will come down and call a game of footy in Tasmania one day,” Curtis Woodward said on air on Sunday.
“If we can help get the comp back and running again in any way – we’ll be there to call as many games as we can. Why can’t we drum up some support up here in Sydney? Peter Beattie and Todd Greenberg follow us on Twitter. We’ll just slide into their DM’s!”
You can help the cause by using the hashtag #MakeTassieRLGreatAgain on social media.