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News: NRL opens door to fat cat riches

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    <p class="button-print" title="Print Article">THE NRL is considering a radical change to the salary cap which would allow wealthy supporters such as the Melbourne Storm's Gerry Ryan to personally pay the long-serving player allowance. <strong>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4840-nrl-opens-door-to-fat-cat-riches.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Guest

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    LOOK OUT/// if thats the case roosters  will have the best team ever its the richest club going with their wealthy contacts...
     
  3. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    LOOK OUT/// if thats the case roosters  will have the best team ever its the richest club going with their wealthy contacts...
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    There's a cap on how much players can receive.
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "While players are free to sign contracts with rival clubs at any time, those contracts can't be registered until after round 17."

    This part of the article is good and bad for us in the sense that if Hodko has signed elsewhere we can come back with a counter offer once the cap situation is sorted out. Alternately any player that we sign isn't officially signed til round 17.
     
  5. blitzkrieg

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    I hope we have some fatcats ;)
     
  6. clontaago

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    That's not what it means at all. Just because the contract cant be registered by the NRL does not mean its worthless. It's still a contract and once signed there is no going back.
     
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    There is going back if all parties agree.  If Trent told them in a week he had a change of heart I would be surprised if they enforced the contract. 
     
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    Yes of course but not simply because he had received a better offer.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's not what it means at all. Just because the contract cant be registered by the NRL does not mean its worthless. It's still a contract and once signed there is no going back.
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    Luke Lewis signed a contract with souths as did Nathan Smith to Canberra but chose to stay with there current club. I'm sure those rules still apply.
     
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    The only time that Trent would sign with the dogs before Manly could finalsie their offer is if the dogs came back and gave him a time frame to either sign or their offer is withdrawn.

    Don't be surprised if they do this soon knowing that they want him to commit before the salary cap changes are finalised and Manly can look at increasing their offer.
     
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    In Luke Lewis's case, no contract was ever signed, and when he verbally agreed with the Bunnies there was a provision for Penrith to put in a final offer by a certain date.

    Not sure about Nathan Smith, but I assume he didnt sign a contract either.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter. The players' club can make a counter offer before a certain date and as the article says it won't register any contract before round 17.
     
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    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    These are the salary cap rules. It says round13 but according to the article it's been extended to round 17 not round 13:

    Anti-Tampering Guidelines
    The current ‘anti-tampering’ guidelines state that the NRL will not register a player’s contract with a new club until after Round Thirteen in the final year of that player’s existing contract with his current club. The only exception to this is where the existing club agrees that the new contract should be registered

    There is no rule to prevent clubs talking to players at any time. There is an acceptance that nobody likes to see players negotiating with a new team but there is also the reality that players in the game do change clubs and that those discussions can take place over an extended period.

    Rather than introduce ‘discussion deadlines’ that have in the past been shown to be ineffective, the NRL reserves the right not to register the contract and that ensures that the player’s existing club has a fair chance of retaining its player if it wants to.
     

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