For one AFL match though! What about the other 8 AFL matches? Although probably should exclude the QLD AFL teams...Now,now.In Sydney and Brisbane rugby league will have total crowds twice that of AFL.
The OP was centred on the location the game was played competitively, not how many played itWhile they may list these countries, I'd love to see the registered players which for some reason League never seems to release - it would actually be good if they did so we could see if there is growth worldwide for the code.
Call me cynic, but I'm of the view that the NRL says one thing about growth but really all they're wanting to do is protect their golden goose (SOO) as much as they can, when they really should be poring money into the game to prosper outside the Eastern seaboard.
I follow both codes and also love to watch AFL and envy how well their game has grown in all aspects of participation throughout Australia, but we're kidding ourselves that Union is by far the bigger (and quite quickly growing) version worldwide of the oval ball codes - even if the ARU dropped the ball along time ago in Australia.
But all of these codes absolutely pale in comparison to the 'real' football worldwide anyhow (which has and is growing massively in Australia as well)
Bit of a mixed bag, there. Sounds like two of them may have miscalculated their CL dash.I have had a run of pollies lately. Michaelia Cash from MEL to PER in J (on the 787, 3C). Simon Birmingham from PER to ADL (737, 1C). Penny Wong from ADL to SYD (737, 3C). I was directly behind the last 2 but refrained from seat kicking . Actually Senator Wong was chatty while we waited for the aerobridge, good for her for interacting with the public. The other 2 looked like they just wanted to get away from everyone asap.
Have seen Birmingham being very chatty at the luggage carousel in Adelaide. There is only one, after all. Have seen Penny Wong at Burnside shopping centre and everyone pretty much didn’t even realise it was her.Bit of a mixed bag, there. Sounds like two of them may have miscalculated their CL dash.