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The remarkable clamour to be associated with English Premier League clubs continues to rise and the allure of being associated with clubs competing in the ‘most watched football league in the world,’ shows no signs of slowing down.
There has been much written recently about the supposed need for a third tier championship in Australian Rugby. Overwhelmingly the consensus has been that in order to stay competitive as a rugby power, a third tier competition similar to New Zealand’s ITM Cup and South Africa’s Currie Cup is a vital undertaking. However, before proceeding, it must be ensured that the appropriate frameworks are in place to foster a successful and financially viable competition.
With the Wests Tigers NRL season hitting a new low following a demoralising 54-10 loss to South Sydney on Friday night, Steve Humphreys has stood down from his role as CEO at the club in an attempt to bring harmony to the troubled club.
When the drugs in Australian sport investigation was announced in early February, much was made of the importance of protecting fans from the actions of wrongdoers. But here we are, three months into this investigation and attendance records are being set, membership sales are strong and public interest in sport seems solid. It raises the question – do sport fans really care?