Squandered money and a lack of planning puts NRL on precipice | Nick Tedeschi

24 March 2020 04:30
Despite record broadcast deals and the promise to set up a future fund, the NRL is in real danger of going out of businessRugby league does not stop. It played on during both world wars. It played through the Great Depression. It fought on through the Spanish flu outbreak. Not a round was lost during the Super League war. The Sydney Olympics merely required some matches at the edges to be shifted.It is not a game that gives up. The show must go on, to quote the Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’landys. And for more than a century, this has been a mantra as much steeped in desperation as it is in any noble notion of courage, valour or public good. Related: NRL plunged into 'financial crisis' as season is suspended in response to Covid-19 Related: Australian sport braces for widespread cuts as financial crisis hits Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian