Aker, Leigh and Lane are wrong on Hunt

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    The end of Karmichael Hunt's AFL career raised questions among the football media on the financial waste involved in recruiting code-hopper players. Hunt, a former rugby union international and league player, played AFL with the Gold Coast Suns, and was used to draw support to rules in a rugby state. The articles argues that given the competitive nature of the Australian football market, these initiatives are essential in building a supporter base in regions in which the AFL has little influence.

    Period2 Sep 2014

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    Keywords

    • football
    • AFL
    • rugby
    • political economy