Sorry, history tells us that NRL is and will be the big show in NSW & QLD for years to come. look how much negative stuff has been thrown at the game the past 20 years and it Teflon's it away. The old marketing adage any news is good news in keeping the games profile up is obviously working. Union is absolutely stuffed, Soccer well blah, AFL is better at the game but NRL is perfect for TV and the advertisers & games sponsors know. Corrupt yes some possibly are and salary cap needs to at least piss off 3rd party or the game controls it instead of the club but just about all here will go to their graves supporting the game through their Dragons that they have watched nearly all their life.