Although we’re now ‘only’ less than two months away from the NRL season, it still seems like an eternity for those of us who live and breathe rugby league.
Right now I am looking forward to anything involving a ball that isn’t round being broadcast on my screen. No this is not a shot at soccer, or cricket, both of which I am huge fans, but to put it bluntly, I miss my rugby league.
Below are ten of the rugby league themed moments I am looking forward to in 2017.
1010. Pre-Season Fixtures
The NRL pre-season use to mean very little to fans. The emergence of the Auckland Nines, All-Star fixtures, and televised pre-season games means the Rugby League season kicks off just that little bit earlier.
The Charity Shield remains a fun fixture in the pre-season calendar, although it is joined now by other televised games both on Fox Sports and online, as clubs cater to the demand of fans to watch these games. Even the survival of the World Club Challenge means two more pre-season games on my television.
Even the survival of the World Club Challenge means two more pre-season games on my television.