About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
Debutant Sunwolves making progress in expanded Super Rugby season
The maiden Super Rugby win by Japan's Sunwolves last Saturday (23rd April) showed that the expansion of the competition is making some progress on the field.
The Tokyo-based franchise, one of three debutants in the expanded Super Rugby competition, were always expected to toil in the world's toughest provincial rugby championship. However, the onfield success of the hastily compiled squad parallels steady growth off the field.
Spliting their eight home matches between Japan and Singapore during the season, the Sunwolves will be playing five home games at the 27,000 capacity Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo and three at the 55,000 capacity National Stadium in the Singapore Sports Hub.
Crowds for their home games in Tokyo have varied between a healthy 19,814 for their first run out, 16,444 for their round four game and 14,940 for last Saturday’s win.
However, crowds in Singapore have been less encouraging with 8,808 attending the first game in round three and 7,971 in round five. Significantly, the small crowds for the first anchor tenant in the National Stadium has not been debated or reported in the Singapore or rugby press.
Super Rugby's expansion into Asian and Latin American markets has enormous significance for the globalisation of rugby but is likely to be a long term project.
Overall, after nine of the competition’s 17 rounds, the expansion sides have each managed just a single win and have been subjected to some humiliating losses.
11th March 2016 - SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM PREPARES FOR SUPER RUGBY DEBUT
20th February 2016 - SUPER RUGBY LOOKS FORWARD TO EXPANDED NEW SEASON
27th August 2015 - UNCERTAINTY OVER ENTRY OF JAPANESE CLUB INTO 2016 SUPER RUGBY COMPETITION
29th September 2015 - YOKOHAMA TO HOST 2019 RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL
23rd November 2014 - TOKYO AND SINGAPORE TO SHARE HOSTING AS SANZAR CONFIRMS SUPER RUGBY EXPANSION
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…read more
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!