NRL 2017  l Australian Turnstiles: National Rugby League is Back

NRL 2017 l Australian Turnstiles: National Rugby League is Back

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[Music] Australian turnstiles National Rugby League is back defending NRL premiers cronulla sharks will open a 2017 season at home against perennial powerhouse Brisbane Broncos the Sharks broke a fifty-year-old drought to win their maiden Premiership against the Melbourne Storm in the 2016 decider over 1.6 million fans attended NRL games last year at an average of 16,500 per game a result of many clubs recording an increase in crowd numbers for the first time in years this season will conclude with the grand final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday October first meanwhile ASL fans have another three rounds of the AFL W at four weeks to wait until their season proper gets underway super rugby has started with the crowd Italians Stadium observing a moment’s silence prior to the NSW Waratahs versus Western forest game in memory of Dan vickerman who sadly passed away on februari 18th vickerman was a towering luck forward who won 63 caps for Australia having first represented his homeland of South Africa at the under-21 level he played Super Rugby for both the ACT Brumbies and Waratahs and was aged only 37 during the latter stages of his career vickerman spent time studying in the UK at which time he captained the prestigious Cambridge University first 15 a public service will be hosted by his club Sydney University during the week the international summer of cricket in Australia is now over following the twenty20 series win by Sri Lanka was only the first class Sheffield Shield remaining to officially wrap up the domestic season a month out from the final and four states are still in with a chance to host a five-day final however with the AFL see under way by then the gabba FCG MCG and adelaide oval will all be unavailable the walk of ground in Perth does not house an AFL team and will therefore host the final should Western Australia top the table the remaining contenders have all nominated secondary and in some cases regional venues as their preferred home ground allan border field qld north Dalton park in wollongong nsw Traeger Park in Alice Springs aunty vic and glycerol stadium in glenelg should the game be played in Wollongong or Alice Springs it would be the first time either city has hosted the final of the Sheffield Shield Australia’s premier domestic cricket competition that dates back to 1892 Australia will play football powerhouse brazil in melbourne on jun 13 as we reported two weeks ago brazil will be in town for a friendly against argentina on june night while the sox aroos will be using the game as a warm-up for their Confederations Cup campaign which begins in sochi russia on jun 19 against germany the last time the two sides met was on Brazilian soil in 2013 a clash where the home side handed out a 60 thrashing to the Australians it appears our editorial on the offensive banner at the western sydney wanderers vs Sydney FC derby at ANZ Stadium last week was on the money after pressure from the FFA and a broader community the wsw have banned the 14 people from the fan group RB be identified as responsible for the sign from attending games for a year and a half their memberships will also be suspended and the club has threatened to shut down the active supporters section of the stadium should further incidents occur the rbd has responded angrily although it is fair to say that their attitude seems to clearly be out of line with community expectations the club itself has been handed a $20,000 fine although I’m wondering at what point will the league dock the club competition points the subject of the offensive banner Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold who is himself an FFA Hall of Famer has been quoted that he is less likely to take his family to the football following the incident here at stadium journey we know that fans add to the overall game day stadium experience after all we read the fans in our exclusive fanfare scoring system it is becoming more and more obvious that there is a point at which actives and behavior becomes a negative rather than a positive baseball Australia be a has announced that camera and veil has been appointed as their new CEO replacing Brad Pickett who spent six years in the role and a total of fourteen NBA’s Gold Coast office vales most recent position was CEO of hockey Australia prior to which he spent time in key operations and Finance leadership positions at the North Melbourne AFL club and Melbourne Storm NRL club in recent years VA has experienced rapid and significant change including the ongoing progress of the Australian baseball league ABL hosting the 2014 MLB opening series several branding and governance updates and growth of club memberships vales experience in the high stakes AFL and NRL should be good bonus for ba who are looking to strengthen the ABL of which it now has sole ownership the national basketball league and BL grand final series is set to commence after the Illawarra Hawk stops at Adelaide to claim their place in the series against the Perth Wildcats the series is a best of five alternating between / Farina and when entertainment center in Wollongong with the deciding game 5 if required on Sunday 12 12 [Music]

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