Originally Posted by steds
Why should their schedule be dictated by another sport?
Even if it weren't AFL, it makes no sense to schedule an NRL final in direct competition with an AFL final involving the most supported team in the state. Particularly when there's bugger-all interest in NRL in Victoria.
As Benchmark said, it's in the best interests of Victorian Rugby and the Storm to not play a match in direct competition with Collingwood or Essendon.
Why not play on Saturday when they'll have Melbourne all to themselves (sports-wise)
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