This case study chronicles key issues in the history of the sport of rugby league in Australia during the past 20 years, with particular reference to the 1990s and the Super League era. Section two of this case provides a brief overview of the key events in the expansion of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL), the rise and fall of the Australian Rugby League (ARL) and Super League, and the creation of the National Rugby League (NRL).
Section three provides an introduction to four issues: the labour market for rugby league players, an introduction to the financial aspects of rugby league in the 1990s and NRL era, public interest in rugby league and the role of the law and litigation in the recent history of rugby league in Australia. Finally, section four wraps up the case by providing an alternative perspective on the causes of the Super League war. Click here to learn more on Super League