- AFL Thu – West Coast v Melbourne. Official crowd: 5,337 at Domain Stadium
4 LIVE: AFL: JLT SERIES: WEST COAST V MELB FOX FOOTY78,000
- AFL Thu – Gold Coast v Bulldogs attendance – 3,007 at Metricon Stadium
5 LIVE: AFL: JLT SERIES: GC V BULLDOGS FOX FOOTY58,000
17 THE FOOTY SHOW NineMel 199,000Adl 39,000Per 35,000
- The Crows report their membership figure is currently in excess of 66,000
- Gatorade will be the AFL‘s Official Hydration Partner for three more years & becomes the Official Hydration Partner for NAB AFl Womens
- All public tickets to ANZAC Day match at MCG have been sold. Any unused tickets from club allocations will be released on April 20.
- BRISBANE’S hunt for a new training and administration base has come full circle, with the original Springfield proposal back on the table. It is understood the success of the Lions’ AFLW side and their lack of a suitable home ground has captured the attention of the State Government.
- NRL Thu – Roosters v Bulldogs: Crowd: 13,505 at Allianz Stadium
1 LIVE: NRL ROOSTERS V BULLDOGS FOX LEAGUE230,000
2 LIVE: THE LATE SHOW WITH MATTY JOHNS FOX LEAGUE132,000
3 LIVE: NRL THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE FOX LEAGUE84,000
17 THE FOOTY SHOW NineSyd 98,000Bris 83,000
- Thusday Night NRL failed to make the Oztam top 20 (cut off 388,000). Mediaweek have posted Thursday Night NRL did 363,000 with 197,000 in Sydney and 166,000 in Brisbane – no information available on Melb, S
- Wests Tigers have already hit 13,451 Members this year and are closing in their biggest ever total
- The NRL now has more than 259,000 members in total.
- Iconic league magazine Rugby League Week to shut down publication later this month
- The NRL will acquire the rights to the Immortals concept from the Rugby League Week publishers amid news that the magazine is closing this month.
- VICTORIAN A-League expansion candidates say they would add value to the competition, not be a drain on the game’s perilous financial position.
- All three associations, St George, Sutherland Shire and South Coast, have now signed the heads of agreement with Southern Expansion.
- News Limited reports that a a three conference solution to Super Rugby’s muddled format would provide the Kiwis with the greater cut of home finals they are adamant they deserve.
- Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer says Western Force, ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels fans need to be more convincing about why their clubs deserve to remain in Super Rugby amid speculation an Australian team could be cut as early as next season.
- The Rugby Union Players Association has armed the Australian Rugby Union with two workable competition models that will allow Australia to retain its five Super Rugby franchises whether SANZAAR cuts the competition to 15 teams or stays at 18.
- Fairfax notes that the ARU spent $3m bailing out Western Force and less than $1m on the Australian u20s