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Round 19 - Rivalry Round Schedule

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 12, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    Round 19 :: Jul 16-19
    Gold Coast v Brisbane @ Skilled Park, 7:35pm CH9
    South Sydney v St George Illawarra @ ANZ Stadium, 7:35pm CH9  :-[
    New Zealand v Melbourne @ Mt Smart Stadium, 5:30pm FOX (7:30pm NZT)
    Penrith v Parramatta @ CUA Stadium, 7:30pm FOX
    Cronulla-Sutherland v Manly-Warringah @ Toyota Stadium, 7:30pm FOX
    Canberra v Newcastle @ Canberra Stadium, 2:00pm FOX
    Sydney v Canterbury-Bankstown @ Sydney Football Stadium, 3:00pm CH9
    Wests Tigers v North Queensland @ Leichhardt Oval, 7:00pm FOX
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,711 / 70
    St George on Friday night who would have thought that,,,,,,,
  3. blue_mountains_eagle

    blue_mountains_eagle New Member

    +0 / 0
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    they are really pushing them now, whats that about 12 !!
  5. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +237 / 2
    Planning 10 weeks in advance my a$$.
    Bennett must have some awesome goat pictures of those at Ch Nein
  6. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

    +11 / 0
    Don't we have to have a minimum of free to air games? seems as though we will be watching them all at the end of season.
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,608 / 118
    Yes each team must have a minimum of zero free-to-air games. They really should strike a medal for whoever signed off on the current broadcasting contract. Then throw it at their face.
  8. gomanly

    gomanly Member

    +0 / 0
    cant wait for channel 7 to get the tv rights
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    Clubs and fans fume at red V TV

        * Dean Ritchie
        * From: The Daily Telegraph
        * May 13, 2010

    Source: The Daily Telegraph

    HOW do we know it's Friday tomorrow? Easy, the Dragons are on Channel 9.

    In a pattern that is infuriating rival clubs and their fans - and even some Saints supporters - Nine yesterday awarded St George Illawarra yet another Friday night match. The NRL yesterday released its round 19 draw, and to the surprise of no one, the Dragons will play South Sydney on Friday, July 16, at ANZ Stadium.

    Is your club getting a fair run on TV? Vote in our poll below

    It is the 10th time so far this season that St George Illawarra have been given a Friday night game. Tune in tomorrow night and you'll be able to watch the Bulldogs in action against ... you guessed it, the Dragons.

    Rival chief executives were last night fuming at the club's ongoing free-to-air exposure, with Manly CEO Graham Lowe declaring: "This isn't just about Manly, this is affecting all clubs and needs to be addressed immediately."

    Despite their good form, which includes a last-round belting of the Dragons, the Sea Eagles have been left embarrassingly behind in the exposure stakes on Friday nights.

    In the 19 rounds scheduled so far, Manly have received just two Friday matches and two free-to-air Sunday games.

    On the other hand, St George Illawarra have been given Friday night games in rounds one, two, three, four, five, six, 10, 12, 16 and 19 - that equates to a whopping 20 hours of Friday night footy involving the Dragons.

    The club's round-seven match against the Sydney Roosters on Anzac Day was live-to-air in Nine's Sunday afternoon slot.

    Nine officials correctly point out St George Illawarra are leading the competition and are a high-rating team.

    Nine's highest Friday night ratings of the year so far - 523,000 viewers - came in round one, when the Dragons played the Eels.

    But that may have had more to do with the blue and gold army than with the red and white one.

    The next highest-rating Friday night match - clocking up 446,000 viewers - was the round-eight clash between the Eels and Bulldogs.

    A Nine spokesman last night said there was "no need to look for a conspiracy theory under every rock".

    "I am happy for The Daily Telegraph to do all the navel-gazing they like, but we do our scheduling for matches we think people will watch," the spokesman said.

    But try telling that to the bosses of rival clubs.

    "I wish they would give us a fair go," Panthers CEO Mick Leary said.

    "We have to get the AFL structure where they allocate games evenly among all the clubs."

    Newcastle CEO Steve Burraston added: "Free-to-air audience is vitally important to our sponsors."

    Asked if Nine's Friday night scheduling had been unfair this season, Burraston said: "You'd think so.

    "It makes it difficult. We'd just like a fair crack of the whip."

    But Canterbury CEO Todd Greenberg has no problem with Nine's scheduling decisions.

    "Channel 9 do what's best for their ratings," he said.

    "They must see the Dragons as a strong ratings team."

    The Seven Network believes Nine is "obsessed" with the Saints, but that's just fine by its boss.

    "Our CEO David Leckie has no issues with Nine's obsession with St George Illawarra ... but he is a mad Dragons fan after all," a spokesman said.
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    No problem from me on that one. Souths v Saints looks match of the round material amongst that lot
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +466 / 6
    Our rival is the bye?  Shades of playing Melbourne in the Grand Final of 2007.

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