Competition from all sides: the year ahead for the NRL.

Davies, Chris (2012) Competition from all sides: the year ahead for the NRL. The Conversation, 24 February 2012.

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[Extract] Being a leap year, 2012 will see the staging of the Olympic Games, this time in London. For Australia’s domestic sporting competitions, this means vying for media coverage with other sports.

But the National Rugby League (NRL) also faces competition in what it considers to be its heartland, namely Sydney’s Western Suburbs. This is due to the Australian Football League (AFL)’s 18th team, the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants entering the 2012 AFL season.

While many may view this as the NRL’s greatest challenge yet from the AFL, a closer examination suggests otherwise.

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