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Seven days left in NRL membership race

Seven days left in NRL membership race
Penrith have had the biggest percentage increase in members in 2014. Credit: NRL Photos. Copyright: NRL Photos.

The 2014 NRL Club Membership Race has entered its last week with eight clubs still in the running to secure prize money for signing up new members.

In the first race, based on total memberships, the Broncos are runaway leaders but the Rabbitohs, Roosters and Wests Tigers are still vying for second and third place.

There are currently only 176 memberships separating the Rabbitohs and the Roosters – with the Wests Tigers just 277 members further back.

Race Two will reward the top three clubs with the greatest percentage increase in memberships since the race began in February.

The Panthers are clear leaders from the Warriors who should take out second place.

Third place is still open to four clubs with only 4% separating the Sharks (33%), Wests Tigers (32%), Sea Eagles (30%) and the Roosters (29%).

“This year we have seen clubs add up to 500 members per week, so anything could happen,” NRL Head of Marketing Lewis Pullen said.

“The clubs continue to offer a number of very good membership packs for fans and will continue to do so.

“With one week to go (race finishes on 20 May) the current table could change very quickly,” Lewis said.

As the Membership Race enters its final days the current standings are:

Membership Growth Race

1st             Broncos                     8610

2nd             Rabbitohs                  4168

3rd              Roosters                    3992

4th              Wests Tigers             3715

5th              Dragons                     3557

6th              Bulldogs                    3469

7th              Sharks                       3420

8th              Eels                            3297

9th              Sea Eagles               3251

10th           Storm                          3140

Percentage Growth Race

1.  Panthers                                115%

2.  Warriors                                 37%

3.  Sharks                                   33%

4.  Wests Tigers                         32%

5.  Sea Eagles                           30%

6.  Roosters                                29%

1st $25,000 Cash + $50,000 Advertising Grant + $25,000 prize for Members to decide how to spend

2nd $15,000 Cash + $30,000 Advertising Grant + $15,000 Cash prize for Members to decide how to spend

3rd $10,000 Cash + $20,000 Advertising Grant + $10,000 Cash prize for Members to decide how to spend

Total prize pool across both races is:  $200,000 cash + $200,000 Advertising Grant = $400,000 in total.

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