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News: Broncos push for central contract system

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>BRISBANE has responded in its battle to retain star centre Israel Folau by proposing the establishment of a central contract system similar to those used in rugby union and cricket which would see the NRL dip into a special fund to top up the contracts of elite players.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4832-broncos-push-for-central-contract-system.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    They may be able to make it so that only 1 player at each club is eligible for the top up. Another option may be that if they have to step in to top up a players pay, the NRL or whoever is going to control this, has the right to tell said player where they are going to play.
     
  3. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Why can't players have 3 separate contracts,

    1 for Club, 1 for State and 1 for National with the ARL (with backing of the NRL and the Television Rights) paying contracts for state and national. So we don't end up with players that get paid heaps to play only club footy.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Guys - this is as good a thread as any, but has anyone else been thinking Brisbane may make a huge play for Matai now that Falou is going?

    Matai's a QLD boy, and the Broncs have a hole needed filling with a big name player.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Hannant / Matai & Tate all going to The Broncs to be honest.
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Qld is part of NZ now is it?

    he played 1 year for Ipswich then came to Manly, hardly a Qld boy.

    But he may well be a broncos target, imagine the fights they would get into with he and Hodges in the centres :)
     
  6. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Qld is part of NZ now is it?

    he played 1 year for Ipswich then came to Manly, hardly a Qld boy.

    But he may well be a broncos target, imagine the fights they would get into with he and Hodges in the centres :)
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    If Bowraville is considered Qld why not NZ!!!!
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    As the article state's what about the Kiwi, Samoan, Tongan, PNG etc players. If they did bring in a system like what there proposing how many guy's will change their allegiance's to Australia in the hope of getting selected for Origin just to get that little extra money. It'll be cutting our nose of despite our face.
    Wait until the next TV deal where all three things are auctioned of separtley then will be paid day for the players.
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Qld is part of NZ now is it?

    he played 1 year for Ipswich then came to Manly, hardly a Qld boy.

    But he may well be a broncos target, imagine the fights they would get into with he and Hodges in the centres :)
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    Well he first moved to QLD from NZ, so yeah, he's from QLD before he's from NSW, and yeah, he's from NZ before that.

    Smart arse :)
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As the article state's what about the Kiwi, Samoan, Tongan, PNG etc players. If they did bring in a system like what there proposing how many guy's will change their allegiance's to Australia in the hope of getting selected for Origin just to get that little extra money. It'll be cutting our nose of despite our face.
    Wait until the next TV deal where all three things are auctioned of separtley then will be paid day for the players.
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    I wouldn't actually be that against this to be honest.

    Being an NSW supporter, having Foran and Hodko in the halves together would suit me fine, or Benji for that matter, but most of these guys probably wouldn't switch or they would have already
     
  10. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Ant it would be up to the NZRL to play there star players and prevent them from the Code. Players like Hayne can play for Australia or be contracted to "Australia" then play the world cup for Fiji.
     

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