Tonight the NRL clubs with the two biggest membership bases do battle at Suncorp Stadium to kick-off round eight.
Currently second on the Telstra Premiership Ladder, South Sydney this week won the race to be the first NRL club to reach 25,000 members for 2013. Comparing that with social media statistics, the Bunnies have one signed up member for every five Facebook page likes – a brilliant conversion rate!
Congratulations Members. For the first time in club history we've reached the 25,000 Member mark! bit.ly/11WCNiO #standabovetherest
— South Sydney (@SSFCRABBITOHS) May 2, 2013
The Broncos are right on their tail with 24,703 signed up members, and are expecting to reach the 25,000 mark later today. Additionally, they have the edge when it comes to raw total social media numbers on a club versus club basis, with more fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Sports Geek takes a look at how the teams stack up when it comes to the social space:
With more than 35,000 expected to flock to Suncorp Stadium tonight, it should be a great battle on and off the field with even more tweeting, liking and posting on social media.