People keep planing Cups on nights we're washing our hair. (joke)
General lack of interest I think. The Oatley family dipped the toe but there was silly business and not much has changed since.
I know this won't be a popular comment, but Australians are pretty fair and pretty up front. If we think there is fucking about, we won't play. Remember what we were put through in '83 even though we won.
If it was an AUS team doing what ETNZ are doing now, they would be slaughtered by general opinion. Yes to all my NZL friends, the underarm bowl was legitimate, you just didn't see it com