>Saw on the TV last night that SUper League highlights will be shown on
>Fox in the US. It will include a weekly one-hour show. I believe if the
>highlights are well selected and show the best tries, the biggest hits,
>the best teams, etc rugby league may get a bit like American Football is
>here. Not a huge sport, but has a kind of cult following. Don Lane did
>a good job with the NFL, let's hope someone does a good job with RL over
>there, and then maybe we can startexpanding the sport around the world.
1. The SuperLeague has yet to get off the ground, if it ever does;
2. Don Lane hosts the NFL telecasts in Australia basically because he is
a cheaply-available token Yank who knows a little bit about the game and is
moderately well known in Australia. Who would they get in the States to
host a similar RL program? Gordon Elliott??
3. The American sporting public just don't care about any sporting event
outside of their own national boundaries, unless it is an Olympic sport
that they can win gold medals at.
4. How are they going to disguise the 4,000-5,000 crowds that they are
going to get at Cronulla, Penrith, Western Reds, Hunter Mariners home games?
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