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Maybe the ticket price?
Posted 18:04 20th July 2012
If everybody is going to watch it on TV, can we have the game at Twickenham? There is a dearth of good rugby up here in the NH.....players could also do outreach to the developing nations...Ireland, Wales, and England.
Posted 16:44 20th July 2012
What is it with the Kiwi's. Always banging on about how brilliant their teams are, but they don't go and watch them. Out of interest i had a look at the stats for attendances in Super Rugby and New Zealand average the lowest crowds of the 3 participating nations. It makes you wonder if the Kiwi's are really as rugby mad as they'd have everyone believe. If they are, then whats with all the stay away fans? If its the weather then im afraid its time to man up you sissies! On a side note, i also discovered, whilst checking out the stats, that the 5 Aussie Super Rugby sides actually average higher crowds between them than the NRL teams. I found this very interesting as i'd always been led to believe that League was by far and away the more popular code in Australia. The crowds in South Africa on the other hand make both NZ and Aussie crowds look like a pile of crap.
Posted 16:34 20th July 2012
"One theory for the poor sales is that the Crusaders are paying the price for the high standards they have set over the years." I don't see this as being much of a factor. Success brings followers and other successful teams rarely struggle to get 21,000 to a stadium.
Weather, I suspect, is the big factor. And price, regardless of his theory.
It's time to sell every ticket left for NZ$5 each and get 'em packed in. Oh yes, and kids go free.
Posted 15:21 20th July 2012
rugby_rockstar - minus 3.2C overnight and a high of 16C yesterday. I wouldn't blame the weather people who live there should be used to it (easy for me to say - 33C today and a chilly 26C overnight)
Posted 15:12 20th July 2012
Not being from NZ I don't know how bad the weather is right now, but you can bet your house on the match being live on tv, so why not catch the match down the local pub with a roaring fire and a pint of Spates or Monteifs!?!
...Aww man, I'm gutted I'm not there now! Mmmm Winter Ale.
Posted 14:19 20th July 2012
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