Do the NRL have anything to do with test matches? Isn't the NRL a separate entity to the ARL, like a separate business?I found the figures;
The NZRFU basically has five clubs to run so has about $6m/year per club. The NRL has 16 clubs to run so has about NZ$14m/year per club. The figures do vary as the deals are in USD and AUD respectively.
- The NZRFU gets apx NZ$30/year for the tv rights to all test matches, Super XV and ITM cup matches
- The NRL gets apx NZ$220m/year for the tv rights to all test matches, State of Origin and NRL matches
I think the key there is that it is a big Australian competition. No NZ sport can compete with the figures.
Off topic, look at the guy on the right in this picture. Richard Kahui on the left is SBWs size