Australian Rugby League responds to ASC survey findings

The Australian Rugby League says that an Australian Sports Commission survey does not accurately reflect the registrations and participation numbers which show that Rugby League is continuing to grow by record levels in New South Wales.

The Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) is a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and the state and territory government agencies responsible for sport and recreation and is based on activities that were participated in by persons aged 15 years and over for exercise, recreation or sport during the 12 months prior to interview.

The survey shows that Rugby League has continued its strong position in New South Wales and Queensland with Rugby League numbers double that of both AFL and Rugby Union.