The question that is haunting us all is why Australia will play in this year’s finals.
After a season in which the likes of Mark Waugh and Michael Jordan played in front of millions of television viewers, this year will mark the 20th time in the last 30 years that the Aussies will have been in the finals.
The Australian team will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Six Nations.
There is a sense among fans and pundits that Australia is now in the twilight of its premiership reign.
The team will be facing the likes (or maybe the likes are playing for) the New Zealand All Blacks, England, France, South Africa and England.
In the process of trying to find a way out of this nightmare, there will be a series of factors that could affect the outcome of the series.
One of the biggest concerns is that the finals will not be played in Melbourne.
Melbourne hosts two of the three games in the series, with the first taking place in June, the second in October and the third in December.
There has been speculation that the AFL has a plan to relocate the finals to another city in Melbourne, but with Melbourne hosting the next two matches, it is difficult to see the AFL moving the finals at all.
The only way to play the finals in Australia is in Melbourne if you are lucky enough to be playing in the AFL grand final on that weekend, which could be as little as a week away.
Another factor to consider is the size of the crowds.
Australia’s average crowd size during the 2013 and 2015 finals games was about 80,000.
That would equate to about 10,000 more people watching the match in Melbourne than in Sydney.
The number of people watching on television in Melbourne is expected to increase from the current 6 million to about 8 million by the 2020 season.
This would be a massive number of viewers to watch in Melbourne in any event.
The last time the finals were played in Australia was in 2001 when the Kangaroos played the All Blacks in Brisbane.
While Melbourne hosts the last two games, the first of which is in November, the Aussie players will have to be patient and focused.
For all the excitement and attention being paid to the game, there is still plenty of time for Australia to find its groove.
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