To me this is painfully short sighted.
The ABC is reporting here that the Australian Rugby Union is claiming that continuing to fund the Australian Rugby Championship, after a $4.7 million loss this year would be “fiscally irresponsible”.
Now I agree they shouldn’t throw good money after bad but there is a real need to develop and display rugby talent in this country outside the Super14 comp. Sure the ARC wasn’t pulling Super14 or even NRL crowds but it wasn’t far of what some of the A League games got which isn’t too bad for the first year of a comp. I personally enjoyed some of hte ARC games I saw at Manuka more than some ofhte Super14 games last season.
Short sighted ARU, short sighted. I hope they come up with a viable mid-level comp soon