1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Clubs are the real victim

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    2,971
    781
    Ratings:
    +797 / 1
    Back when Brett Stewart was a rugby league prodigy, everyone lined up to sign him. Noone wanted Glenn. Manly take a gamble on 'Gift' and sign them both.

    Glenn Stewart goes on to play origin for nsw, and test footy for his country. He wins 2 premierships and a CC medal, therefore, increasing his market value.

    The salary cap then makes it impossible for the club, that took the gamble on him, to have any chance of re-signing him even though he wanted to stay. And probably for less money than he could have got elsewhere.

    Snake
    Taufua
    Wolfman
    Matai
    Foran
    DCE
    Ballin
    King
    Gift
    Choc
    Buhrer
    Hiku
    Hasson
    JSL

    Besides maybe Snake and Foran, who was lining up to sign the rest of them?

    14 players in the current 25 (I've definitely missed more) that were untried in the NRL, yet Manly offer them contracts and back their quality coaching and conditioning staff to get the best out of them.

    For what?
     

Share This Page