>I would like to hear about the state of League in the USA.I'm surprised
>it hasn't grown there because I know it has the potential too.What is
>the TV coveraage like.I thought that the Americans really loved their
>contact sports.I mean NFL is OK and all,but it is nowhere near as
>challenging as league.In NFL,it seems to me that they play for 10 second
>intervals and then they walk around high fiveing everyone and resting
>for the next 5 minutes.After getting over that tiresome 10seconds,they
>go at it again.And it seems that only 2 or 3 guys are doing any serious
>running.I mean,I believe that league has the potential to be bigger than
>NFL if promoted properly.In my view,it is a much harder and more
I'd like to answer your questions but I don't have the time at the moment.
Hopefully things will be improving in the USA over the next few months.
I'm not allowed to say why yet, but trust me a bit.
Just one quick point: Let's all take a reality check, Rugby League will
not be bigger than Football in the USA. Never! The only sport that can
rival football is soccer, and they are lagging way behind at the moment
(but in 5 or 10 years it will be a close run thing, IMO). However, all
that said, Rugby League could command crowds of 10 - 20,000 easily if
marketed correctly. But you all have to understand that RL would be sold
in much the same way as Wrestling is - that's not going to go well with
the purists but what the hell. Do we want Rugby League to expand ?
Anyway, I've spent longer than I wanted to on this matter now. I will