That statement shows just how poor the attendance really was.
I’m pretty sure 10K+ for a women’s match is actually quite high. They had 6,824 last year, so >50% increase. It’s only the second official year of Women’s Origin.
I really enjoyed the game and was thinking it was a great turnout. I did wonder though how many free tickets were given away?
But in saying that I thought the standard was really good. Skill levels are quickly increasing. Could be a better on and off field product than the men in a few years. No wrestle and crap in the women’s game