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Let's dare to dream - SBS - The World Game (blog)
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:15:01 GMT

SBS - The World Game (blog)

Let's dare to dream
SBS - The World Game (blog)
I do not totally get, for example, how the NRL, which is on shaky ground when it comes to current market growth or lack of it, can be justifiably paid $200 million per year by broadcasters, as it currently does, while football (principally the A-League ...


Dave Smith, Bill Pulver, Eric Hollingsworth: 2014 will go down as the year of ... - The Daily Telegraph
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:08:15 GMT

The Daily Telegraph

Dave Smith, Bill Pulver, Eric Hollingsworth: 2014 will go down as the year of ...
The Daily Telegraph
Rugby union is dogged by an inexperienced chief executive in Bill Pulver, who made a meal of the Di Patston saga and continues to be hamstrung by his best mate, chairman Michael Hawker, who refuses to see just how bad things are at the ARU. The ...


Childress warns of sport's money trap - Fox Sports
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:31:01 GMT

Fox Sports

Childress warns of sport's money trap
Fox Sports
It's Childress's first-hand insight into the rise and pitfall of athletic stardom. NRL chief executive Dave Smith should be inviting into his next CEO conference and it's why AFL's Greater Western Sydney have already moved to have the former Stanford ...


Kent on Saturday: Why Russell Packer deserves one last chance at an NRL career - The Daily Telegraph
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:17:50 GMT

The Daily Telegraph

Kent on Saturday: Why Russell Packer deserves one last chance at an NRL career
The Daily Telegraph
Bennett was asked if Packer should be allowed back into the NRL. He took one of those long breaths he likes to take before saying something profound. He spoke of how Australia was built on a nation of convicts given a second chance and so who were we ...


NRL season 2015: Storm set to face Manly in Anzac Day blockbuster - Herald Sun
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:01:39 GMT

NRL season 2015: Storm set to face Manly in Anzac Day blockbuster
Herald Sun
The AAMI Park game will kick off at 6pm, which will give AFL fans at the Collingwood-Essendon blockbuster at the MCG the opportunity to attend both matches. It is set to be a massive year for rugby league in Victoria. On top of the Anzac Day ...

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Auckland Nines 2015: Melbourne Storm to wear AFL-inspired sleeveless jersey - Herald Sun
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:43:56 GMT

Herald Sun

Auckland Nines 2015: Melbourne Storm to wear AFL-inspired sleeveless jersey
Herald Sun
“The Auckland Nines is about innovation and we've designed a jersey this year that fits the tournament perfectly and pushes the boundaries to what we are used to seeing as a traditional rugby league uniform,” Storm commercial director Ben Dunn said.

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Port Adelaide players feel the heat as they are “pushed to the edge'' in Dubai - Herald Sun
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:01:16 GMT

Herald Sun

Port Adelaide players feel the heat as they are “pushed to the edge'' in Dubai
Herald Sun
“I had a little chat with Craig Bellamy (Melbourne Storm rugby league coach) once and he said if your physio room is empty it's a bad thing and if your physio room is full it's a bad thing,'' he said. “I think you need to be somewhere in the middle ...


New Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman outlines blueprint to turn Sharks fortunes around - The Daily Telegraph
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:11:51 GMT

The Daily Telegraph

New Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman outlines blueprint to turn Sharks fortunes around
The Daily Telegraph
Instead, the former A-League and Central Coast Mariners boss and Western Sydney Wanderers chairman committed Tuesday to one of the toughest jobs in Australian sport — turning around the fortunes of the Cronulla Sharks. .... FOOTBALL FEVER. Gorman's ...

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Richard Hinds: Planned ANZ Stadium revamp a victory for common sense - The Daily Telegraph
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:19:38 GMT

The Daily Telegraph

Richard Hinds: Planned ANZ Stadium revamp a victory for common sense
The Daily Telegraph
The rationalists insisted Sydney's geography meant a centralised stadium policy would fail and, besides, there was no money for new stadia — never mind the AFL had squeezed hundreds of millions from federal, state and local governments. ... That means ...

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Central Queensland rugby league boss warns of AFL takeover - Courier Mail
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:01:18 GMT

Courier Mail

Central Queensland rugby league boss warns of AFL takeover
Courier Mail
NRL CEO Dave Smith visited Rockhampton last month, meeting league stakeholders and having talks with CQ bid team bosses Geoff Murphy and Keeffe about any likely process set down by the ARLC in deciding the future of the NRL competition. “Dave was ...