Crowds, albeit smaller ones, will again watch the AFL and NRL grand finals. Crowds can bring people together but, since the time of the Roman republic, they have also expressed political dissent.
It's not easy being a ref. Everyone's your critic, and you have to run more than 8km each match to keep up with the play.
TV ratings for the NRL and AFL grand finals show its still a challenge to engage a national broadcast audience that covers non-traditional areas.
The North Queensland Cowboys will be hoping to win back-to-back grand finals in this year's NRL. But what about that old saying on winning and losing?
Which team you support in sport can depend on many things. But who should you barrack for in this packed weekend of sport if none of your favoured teams are in any of the games?
The Cowboys will have to deal with more than just the Dally M "curse" if they're to beat the Broncos in this weekend's all Queensland NRL Grand Final.
Is it age or experience that counts in the teams challenging for this years's NRL Grand Final? Or do we need to look deeper into the game statistics?
When the final siren sounds at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday night either the South Sydney Rabbitohs or Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be crowned as 2014 National Rugby League (NRL) Premiers…