It’s the game they play in heaven but in recent years rugby union has seen more devils than angels. I think it’s having a hard time. They’re struggling, big time. It’s been better. TV ratings are tanking, fans are turning away and participation numbers are falling. People have just gone off it. and I think they’ve killed it. Have we done Super Rugby particularly well? I would say possibly not. One controversial poll claims there’s more people ballroom dancing and throwing darts than there are playing rugby. So it’s no wonder we haven’t taken the Bledisloe Cup off New Zealand in 14 years. Basically, we’re at rock bottom. [TAP FOR SOUND]

Rugby Revolution: How can rugby reclaim its glory? – The Feed
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7 thoughts on “Rugby Revolution: How can rugby reclaim its glory? – The Feed

  • August 17, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    With neoliberal politics worldwide, "good will" is non-existent/hard to come by.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    Maybe it's just a shit sport?

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  • August 17, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    ARU screwed themselves with pay per view deals and now there are little to no games on free to air. Also, the Wallabies losing 24/7 for the last 10 years doesn't help.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 11:43 am
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    Holy shit a decent piece for once, not filled with some political agenda.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    Sneaky title change?

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  • August 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    Sort of a biased look at it though isn't it?
    The Shute Shield itself isn't without its problems. In over 100 years they've spawned two sides west of Strathfield and both are constantly on death's door. It serves its communities but its definitely not a blanket solution to Rugby in NSW or Rugby in general. Club Rugby is exactly what you'd imagine the stereotype of a typical Australian Rugby comp to be – posh, upper class and inner suburban.
    Shute Shield isn't going to grow the game – suburban rugby isn't either. Rugby is in a demographic rut which is the crux of why its failing.

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  • November 1, 2017 at 9:22 am
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    Should have invested in rugby in Sydney's west like the AFL did.

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