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Rabbitohs break NRL membership record

NRL Fri, Mar 07, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Rugby league fans are embracing NRL memberships for the 2014 season. Copyright: NRL Photos

The Rabbitohs have officially recorded the highest club membership in the history of the game, chalking up 27,543 members.

After one week of the 2014 NRL Club Membership Race, the Broncos are off to a flying start, signing 3,461 new members since the start of the competition.

More than 13,500 new NRL Club Members have been signed since the race kicked off with the Rabbitohs currently sitting in second with 1711 new members, with the Roosters third with 1381 new members.

There is a prize pool of $400,000 on the table for clubs in the Membership Race with $200,000 across each competition, consisting of $100,000 in cash and $100,000 in advertising grants.

In the first race, prize money will be offered to the three clubs with the greatest increase in their total membership number by Tuesday 20 May.

Race two will reward the top three clubs with the greatest percentage increase in their total membership number, during the same period.


2014 NRL Club Membership Race