Only 12000 people turned up for souths vs tigers in a 80,000 seat stadium. Crowds are down 10-20% from last year.
The quality of football has deteriorated in the last few years, including mechanial players, wrestling defence, no aggression aand too much structured play. The continual improvement of fox tv coverage doesnt help either.
Now I would like to know exactky what the board of the nrl has been doing with all this money? Crowds are down, junior players are down and the quality of football has continued to be eroded by rule changes every few weeks.
The test match between australia and nz was probably the most boring game ive seen. Not a great advertisment for the game at all.
How can the nrl increase crowds and more importantly the tigers?