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Business of Sport: magic rugby or magic league?

Trevor McKewen
Fri, 29 Apr 2022

Business of Sport: magic rugby or magic league?
The show went on with a lot of empty seats. (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
Fri, 29 Apr 2022
1. Magic or tragic?On the evidence of the TV images out of Melbourne, Super Rugby Pacific has a long way to go to make its version of the NRL’s "Magic Round" work.Former All Black and Sky commentator Jeff Wilson summed up the general feeling when he admitted to being “underwhelmed” by the experience of five games over three days in the Victorian capital barely attracting 30,000 spectators in total.Billed as the “Super Round” to avoid any IP conflict with league’s Magic Round and following the same c...

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