superleague on fox

superleague on fox

Post by <103572... » Fri, 12 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Has anyone heard if Superleague will be shown on Rupert Murdochs fox network in
in the US?




superleague on fox

Post by Unswor » Fri, 12 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Murdoch's bought Prime Sports Network, a country-wide cable channel. It
will be shown on that. I've not heard that it'll be shown on Fox though.
Ged Unsworth
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Taking Rugby League to the WORLD


superleague on fox

Post by David Anderso » Mon, 22 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I'd love to be able to see the coverage also. Hope it's true!

Dave Anderson


superleague on fox

Post by Stephen Anders » Wed, 10 Apr 1996 04:00:00

>     What with all the bickering over SL and ARL I'm kind of lost as to
>how the RL structure in 'Oz is nowadays!  When I was last over it was the
>NSWRL and the comp was the Winfield Cup.

Now it's the ARL (Australian Rugby League) and the Optus Cup.  New
laws in this country -prevent tobacco companies sponsoring sport, so
Optus, a telecomunications company with pay tv interests has now
sponsored the comp.

  Auckland, North Qld, South Qld.

>and Western had yet to join.

They have now joined to make it a 20 team comp

  The team I chose to support was still

>Eastern Suburbs!

They are kicking ***this season, currently top of the ladder

  The SL/ARL tiff is over players being lured away to the

>break away SL right?


There has been a never ending court batle to ban

>this right?

Yes, an appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court to overturn the
decision of Burchett J  is scheduled for May 24

  As a result the ARL season has gone ahead right?

Yes, the full bench reinstated Burchett J's order, which they earlier
stayed,  that the SL players could not be payed by SL if they didn't
play in the ARL competition.  As  soon as the money was cut off, the
SL players returned on mass

  What has happend to the SL?  What teams are in the SL?  What's the
story with the SL players?

SL is happening in Europe, and may yet happen here.  The full bench of
the Federal Court, and possibly the High Court of Australia will
ultimately decide the fate of Superleague in the short term.  As the
original orders stand, SL is banned from running a competition in
Australia until the year 2000.  If Burchett J's orders remain in force
after the appeal(s) then it remains to be seen whether News Corp have
the resolve to wait until 2000 to get their comp started.  My gut feel
is that they will walk away from it and count their losses

The teams in the SL are:  Brisbane Broncos, Cronulla Sharks, Canberra
Raiders, Penrith Panthers, North Queensland Cowboys, Western Reds,
Auckland Warriors, Canterbury Bulldogs and two new teams the Adelaide
rams and the Hunter Mariners which is based in Newcastle north of
Sydney.  This makes a 10 team comp

  Sorry for all the questions, but with all the bickering over

>the SL/ARL it's hard to get a clear picture of what's happening!

No worries :-)


Stephen Anderson
BHP Intellectual Property