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Free admission to Round 25 could bring back NRL crowds

Another abysmal Thursday night crowd has sparked calls for the NRL to offer free tickets to anyone who attends the final round of the season.

Just 6,434 people turned up to watch the struggling Bulldogs beat Brisbane at ANZ Stadium.

It marked the third consecutive week Canterbury had played in front of fewer than 10,000 people.

One night later, a nearly 10,000-strong crowd packed into Leichhardt Oval to watch the Wallabies play an internal practice match against players from the Australian Super Rugby sides.

Despite being a glorified training hit-out, the stands were full at the suburban ground, with players past and present roaming around with buckets collecting donations to help farmers affected by drought.

Entry to the Wallabies match was the cost of a gold coin donation.

Fans continue to desert the NRL, with some calling for Round 25 to be free entry for anyone who wants to experience live rugby league.

The NRL wants people to fall in love with the game again, would letting everyone attend Round 25 for free help the cause?

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Cam Reddin
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