25,000 New Zealanders playing Aussie Rules in 2013

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bazza wrote:To put this into context rugby league in NZ had 35,788 registered players in 2012

http://www.nzrl.co.nz/news-archive/rugb ... rowth.aspx
To further put it in context Rugby Union has 146,893 players in New Zealand and if their equivalent of the ABS is to be believed they don't rate in the top 20 recreational activities meaning that Union is behind 7 other sports in New Zealand on a participation basis.

http://www.irb.com/unions/union=11000008/index.html

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The claims of Australasian Rules Football in 1885:

1. Taking over NSW,
2. Taking over Queensland,
3. New Zealand will be alone of the Australasian colonies if it does not swap to the Victorian game,

and I kid you not,

4. The game will shortly take over in England.

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... --1----2--

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So we can expect to see a lot more of this?

http://youtu.be/NnVQ6O0GzYY

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The "expansion" of the game is all about reinforcing the image of strength for the game at home. How could you dare criticse us when things are going so swimmingly well that we're expanding to new frontiers?

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Spirit of Santos wrote:So we can expect to see a lot more of this?

http://youtu.be/NnVQ6O0GzYY
that's f***ing great that is.

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Spirit of Santos wrote:So we can expect to see a lot more of this?

http://youtu.be/NnVQ6O0GzYY
Those skinny lads need to hit the AOD9604. GHPR-6, Thymosin beta 4, Hexarelin, Pig's brain extract or Colostrum.

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Go the mighty Falcs!

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Why does New Zealand need AFL when it already has one of the bogan games.

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http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/s ... hvieu.html

St Kilda aiming for 10,000 kiwi members by 2020, on the strength of playing a game there.

They're also guaranteeing a premiership by 2020, and changing the club's off field culture which is by far the biggest joke of the 3.



No word on whether they're counting kiwis that live in Melbourne.

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Under new president Peter Summers, the Saints released their strategic framework, dubbed St Kilda - More than a Football Club,
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i'm still not playing aussie rules btw.

nobody i know is.

most people i know don't know what the sh*t it is.

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You clearly live in some dark, anti-Australian enclave hidden away from the light the truth and the way.

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He's moved to Sydney? How's Bondi, Ian?

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i've already told you i live in gws territory, east auckland!


f***ing great call though simmo.

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IanRitchie wrote:i've already told you i live in gws territory, east auckland!


f***ing great call though simmo.

Keep up with the program Ian. The AFL continually reinvent the GWS geographical boundaries and names to suit. You now live in Chatham Island West which makes you a Westie and of course eligible for free tickets to Spotless Stadium like other Westies. Your alternative is to pop down to the Caketin in St Kilda.

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