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NRL seeks explanation from Buderus

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +4,345 / 36

    The National Rugby League has today sought an immediate explanation from the Newcastle Knights in relation to an announcement that Danny Buderus would assume a coaching role with another code while continuing to play for the Knights.

    “Neither Danny Buderus nor the Knights have sought permission from the NRL to enter into a third party agreement as his playing contract requires and as the club is required under the Salary Cap Rules,” NRL Interim Chief Executive Mr Shane Mattiske said today.

    “It is hard to envisage any circumstance where an agreement could be approved that allowed a current NRL player to promote another code competing in the same market as an NRL team.

    “The announcement today which saw Danny at a press conference in another code’s training gear underlines potential issues.

    “We will be seeking an immediate response from the Knights and as much as we respect Danny’s intentions we do not see any way in which the proposal can be pursued.

    “In conjunction with the RLPA we provide a range of specialist services to assist players in maximising off-field careers and these are all available to Danny and all players.”
  2. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,079 / 22
    I would have to agree. WTF were they thinking.

    I'd go further and fine the Knights and Buderus.
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +516 / 0
    Buderus should retire and take up the coaching gig. His best years are well past and he should be looking to the future as a coach, not putting his aged body through another failed campaign.

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