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Second tier salary cap changes announced

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 27, 2014.

By Jethro on Feb 27, 2014 at 11:11 AM
  1. Jethro

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    The NRL today announced changes to the 2014 Salary Cap to help clubs which suffer heavy injury tolls during the season.

    A fair and transparent appeals process will also be put in place this year to adjudicate on contested decisions relating to the salary cap.

    The ARL Commission has approved the changes, which will come into force for the 2014 season, following recommendations by the Salary Cap Review.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 27, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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      The NRL today announced changes to the 2014 Salary Cap to help clubs which suffer heavy injury tolls during the season.

      A fair and transparent appeals process will also be put in place this year to[​IMG] adjudicate on contested decisions relating to the salary cap.

      The ARL Commission has approved the changes, which will come into force for the 2014 season, following recommendations by the Salary Cap Review.

      The "second tier" salary cap will be increased from $375,000 to $440,000.

      This means the second tier will now rise proportionately with the increases in the Top 25 for the life of the CBA.

      NRL Chief Operating Officer Jim Doyle said this will give clubs more flexibility to bring in players outside their top roster to overcome losses through injury, form or terminations.

      He said several clubs were prevented from using promising young players towards the end of last year's premiership because of the second tier cap.

      "That was never the aim of the second tier cap," he said.

      "It is there to ensure clubs do not spend more than they can afford to remain competitive.

      "We believe that raising the cap to $440,000 is appropriate – it protects the clubs but gives them more flexibility if they lose players during the season.

      "The clubs should now have the capacity to manage their second tier."

      Mr Doyle said an independent salary cap arbitrator would also be appointed to resolve any disputes relating to rulings from the Salary Cap Auditor.

      He said a permanent oversight panel, comprising senior NRL executives, would also be established to continually review the way the salary cap is operating.

      The changes have the approval of the Rugby League Players Association.

      Further recommendations from the Salary Cap Review, relating to reforms for 2015 and beyond, will be considered by the Commission next month.
      http://www.nrl.com/second-tier-salary-cap-changes-announced/tabid/10874/newsid/76497/default.aspx
       
    2. Eagles2nv

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      I think this is a good move. It provides juniors more opportunites and keeps the NRL side more competitive.

      That drama the riff had last year with matt moylan was stupid. He should have been allowed to play.
       
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      Related article:

      NRL sits on major salary cap changes

      February 27, 2014 - 2:56PM
      James MacSmith


      The NRL has made only minor alterations to the salary cap for 2014 ahead of more wide ranging changes, including strengthening support for a marquee player allowance, mooted for next year.

      A comprehensive review of the salary cap remains ongoing and on Thursday the NRL announced only minor changes ahead of the new season start on March 6.

      The game's governing body has moved to increase the second-tier salary cap from $375,000 to $440,000, which it anticipates will avoid a repeat of the farcical situation that robbed Penrith young gun Matt Moylan of game time in the NRL in 2013.

      But more significant changes have been held back until 2015.


      Click here to read the full article.
       
    4. Mark from Brisbane

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      We would be a major beneficiary of any cap adjustment that benefits long term players, just a pity it wasn't in for 2014 so Kitey could have played out his days in Maroon and White.

      That's something that I think is pretty sad.

      Brent Kite was one of, if not the best clubman we have had for years.....ALWAYS made time for the MWTS at away game functions, and we had a ball with Kitey in Leeds in 2012.

      Going to be VERY hard seeing him (and George) run around in different colours next weekend.
       
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    5. SeaEagleRock8

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      Is the increase to the 2nd Tier cap fully funded by the NRL?
       

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