According to website mostpopularsports.net, cricket sits third behind basketball and football as the world’s most popular sport with 2.5 billion followers world-wide. Rugby comes in a distant ...
When people talk about rugby they usually mean rugby union and rugby union is really in the doldrums in Australia both at elite and grassroots level. Traditional cricket is only watched somewhat at international level but still has healthy participation at grassroots level.
Rugby Union . Rugby Union is the third most popular Australian sport that is watched by an average of 18,818spectators per game. Rugby Union is one of the world’s Rugby codes that originated from England in the nineteenth century. Rugby Union was introduced in Australia in 1864 with the Sydney University establishing the first club.
The 'Waratah' Rugby Club invited Australian rules football club, the Carlton Football Club to play two matches, one under rugby rules and one under Australian rules. On Saturday 23 June, 3,000 spectators watched Waratah beat Carlton at rugby at the Albert Cricket Ground in Redfern . 
England v Australia - Autumn Internationals. One of the oldest and biggest rivalries in world sport, never mind rugby - any meeting with Australia is to be savoured. Australia will head to south west London in a repeat of the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final which England won 40-16. It will be the eighth time England have faced Australia under head coach Eddie Jones and the fourth time on home soil.
Cricket is the most popular summer sport in Australia at international, domestic and local levels. It is regarded as their national summer sport, and widely played across the country, especially from the months of September to April. The peak administrative body for both professional and amateur cricket is Cricket Australia.
It all gets underway with the first T20 on Saturday, February 22 (Australian time) at 3am (AEDT). To check out the full fixtures, including dates and times, head to our Australian cricket fixtures ...
The attendance record for a rugby league match in Australia was broken in 1932 when 70,204 people saw Australia play England at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The 50th anniversary of rugby league in Australia was marked by hosting the second ever Rugby League World Cup tournament in 1957.
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