Rabbitohs break 18,000 members barrier

An exciting start to the 2010 Telstra Premiership season has ensured all clubs have continued to enjoy strong membership growth as the NRL continues to break new ground as a sport in membership.

At the top of the ladder, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have for the first time broken the 18,000 membership barrier, including over 11,300 ticketed members, whilst the Broncos and Dragons have continued to move towards the 14,000 member mark.

The Eels and Bulldogs, the largest improvers since 2009, each with 90% and 70% growth respectively have continued to enjoy late fan sign ups, whilst the Wests Tigers have continued to go from strength to strength after the sign of Tuqiri and long term re-signing of Marshall.

Further down the ladder, the Sharks and Panthers have both grown their membership bases by around a third.

The Storm and Roosters are both well on track to equal their 2009 figures with two opening wins helping spur membership numbers, whilst the Cowboys only need another 105 members to equal their 2009 figure.

Overall, membership numbers for the NRL are up over 15% from 2009.

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Please Note: Membership numbers are correct as of Monday, March 22 2010.