A football game between the NRL and AFL could be televised in the UK by 2020
The NRL and the AFL could both play games in the country for the first time in 2020, and that’s a long time away for the game that has already been held in England for over 100 years.
The NRL and Super League play each other in the capital city of Sydney, which is only about 300 kilometres (186 miles) from England.
The AFL’s schedule for 2020 includes matches against Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast.
The Australian Football League said the move would help attract new fans and increase revenue.
“We are committed to expanding our coverage of rugby league and providing an affordable, engaging and engaging product for our fans and viewers in the region,” NRL chief executive David Gallop said in a statement.
“This partnership will give us a platform to reach an even wider audience, including younger audiences, across the NRL, and allow us to further enhance the appeal of our game.”
The NRL will also offer a digital subscription option, and AFL clubs will be able to stream games via a dedicated app.
The game has also been held for nearly 100 years in England, with matches taking place at the ground, in pubs and on television.
The AFL said it was delighted to be the first sport to be involved in this new partnership.”AFL clubs will continue to offer our fans a range of AFL content on a range and variety of platforms including NRL TV, AFL TV, Fox Sports, ABC TV and online platforms,” AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said.
“The NRL’s partnership with the NRL will provide fans and fans of other sporting codes a great opportunity to watch our games live in the NRL stadium and to access a wide range of exclusive NRL content through our mobile apps.”