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First internationally staged AFL Premiership Game bound for NZ?
Authored by: sverik25 on Saturday, March 10 2012 @ 09:14 AM CST

First of all of Rory, Wellington's population is 50,000 or so higher than Canberra's and Wellington is a central location for all of New Zealand and provides easier access for people from the South Island. Auckland and other major population areas on the North Island are at most 45 minutes away by plane and places like Napier (pop 60,000)  and Palmerston North (pop 80,000) are only a few hours drive away from Wellington. It is easy for events such as this to get lost or become glossed over because of the numerous larger sporting events to be played in a big city such as Auckland. This is less true for Wellington.

I am a St Kilda supporter and hope their New Zealand aspirations come into fruition and are successful. The only issue I have is whether four games per year is too many, I would think two or three would be more appropriate given the state of New Zealand AFL. Either way, the prospect of AFL games being played internationally is exciting and I look forward to the continued exposure other countries will have to our great game.

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