So glad the virtue signalling, ultra woke, hypocritical Raelene Castle has finally left the ARU. The damage she did in her short two and a half year reign will take a LONG time to undo...and that's if they can get in a decent CEO who understands the game, and doesn't engage in divisive, PC driven, left wing identity politics etc.
Under Castle crowds and tv ratings plummeted to record lows. The national team had their worst performances since the 1970's whilst the Blues and Reds had their worst seasons ever. Meanwhile record numbers of teenage islanders defected to league. A particularly big problem as kids of island decent have become the life blood of RU in Australia with nearly half of our junior representative sides being made up of said islanders.
Driving out the games biggest draw-card, best player and a bloke who is a sporting hero for many, it was no wonder that crowds and TV ratings fell dramatically. It was no wonder so many young island boys switched to League, went to other unrelated sports or dropped out of organsised sport altogether. It was no wonder that in her short reign revenue dropped significantly and debt rose four times more in her short tenure than it had in the previous 8 years.
So to RC...thanks for nothing. Goodbye and good riddance.