some correction on Rugby League..you are forgetting that it is pretty popular also in NZ...
It's now where near as popular as Union in NZ, Union is there national sport. NZ only has 1 team in the NRL.
I never said it wasn't popular in NZ just no where near as popular as Union. My only point is that League doesn't have the International game on the level of Union.
That said the quarter finals of the League World Cup should be very fun to watch with the Big 3 and the Americans playing the wildcard.
I'm a fan of League I follow the NRL throughout the season and love the big matches like Origin and the Grand Final. I caught the World Club Challenge this past year too and even though pre season a good match.
That being said, I hate the All Blacks with a passion...
They're fun to watch but can also be boring in the sense that they always win.