Eddie Hearn on Rugby league

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Eddie Hearn on Rugby league

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Saying what i and others have been saying for years

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A lot of us have said the same thing. Mainly, IMO, because of the RFL not letting players promote things away from the game!
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I disagree with his theory. Theres loads of sports that get 10 times the amount of coverage than rl.
Big names only stand out in a small minority of sports mainly football. Cricket is a perfect example has probably along with football most coverage on sports channels after half a dozen names a lot would struggle for players names you could probably throw union into that. For my money it's down to bad management of a northern based game.
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I’ve never watched cricket but I could name quite a few cricketers. Cricket in particular survives on the international aspect

You need people to sell a sport to neutrals once your fan base is up you can then rely more of the product but a lot of people follow sports for the people and the stories

I would bet my life on viewing figures on athletics being down since bolt left for example
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Surely he should know sinfield from his charity work...

I agree in principle though Tomkins started to breakdown barriers but then went to the NRL
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Caboosegg wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:21 pm Surely he should know sinfield from his charity work...

I agree in principle though Tomkins started to breakdown barriers but then went to the NRL
I think the problem is sinfield has already stopped playing and is more linked with union now as he is a coach there for people new to his story
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A lot of us have said the same thing. Mainly, IMO, because of the RFL not letting players promote things away from the game!

Spot on Josie! Remember when Paul Sculthorpe was face of Gillette? No doubt he made a few bob for himself, but for a leading player to be linked to a top brand was a big boost to the sport.
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