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Franchise football: lessons from Australia
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Ahead of grand final weekend down under, Frank Heaven examines the ambition and resentment at the heart of Australia's sporting franchise systems. This Sunday is a massive occasion for one of Australia's most controversial sporting teams. Melbourne Storm play in their first National Rugby League (NRL) Grand Final since 2010, when it emerged that the club had been breaching the competition's salary cap on a massive scale for over five years.