Tag: AFL

Potential new Titans owner wants to crush the AFL on Gold Coast

The man behind the latest bid to buy out the Gold Coast Titans from the NRL has been revealed to be John Bridgeman managing director Stuart McAuliffe according to The Australian. And McAuliffe isn’t mincing his words when it comes to rugby league’s competitor in south-east Queensland – the AFL. “We’ll augment management skills and […]

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Bodene Thompson has done nothing wrong but who wins in Tele’s continued attacks on NRL?

BY SCOTT DILLON It is official – rugby league fans have had a gutful of the cheap, tabloid journalism infesting itself into the game. On Tuesday morning, New Zealand Warriors forward Bodene Thompson was thrown off a cliff by The Daily Telegraph after it ran a story, front page with a double page spread inside, […]

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COMMENT: Media to blame for constant NRL/AFL crowd comparisons

COMMENT BY SCOTT DILLON Week One of the NRL Finals had everything, four heart-stopping games with more drama than a Jerry Bruckheimer television series. There’s the usual referee bashing but that comes with the territory when your team loses. But there has also been a significant spike on social media in code war comparisons between […]

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NRL is winning the PR battle against the AFL as “king hits” and “dog acts” plague Aussie Rules

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis On Sunday afternoon at ANZ Stadium, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers players came together for a slap fest that wouldn’t have knocked a pea off a chop. The aftermath saw referees sin-bin South Sydney’s Sam Burgess and Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak for a push and shove that would have had […]

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Why a strong NRL representative season is so important in fight against AFL

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis How about comedian Tom Gleeson’s form last week when he spoke up for the inferior “East Coast Rugby League” against the mighty AFL? “For my New South Wales friends, I want to explain to them that International Rules is Aussie rules combined with Gaelic football,” he said to AFL legend Chris […]

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Subscription Kings: NRL hammer AFL in ratings over Easter Weekend

BY STAFF WRITERS Patrick Delany – eat your heart out. The Easter weekend has proven again why rugby league is the irresistible force of the subscription television landscape, defeating the AFL in almost every opposed timeslot across the respective rounds. With an additional two clubs, the AFL ran unopposed on Thursday night but all but […]

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