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Still think NRL Players are Overpaid?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Joey, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Joey

    Joey Active Member

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  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Good to see Pup in the Top 5.
     
  3. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Apples and oranges.

    Check out the number of sportspeople earning their dollars overseas and within International competitions.

    So let's measure up the like-for-like;

    25. Gary Ablett - AFL
    34. Tom Scully - AFL
    36. Israel Folau - AFL
    45. Chris Judd - AFL

    Just Missed List - Nick Riewoldt (AFL), Karmichael Hunt (AFL) and Brett Emerton (A-League).

    Of those guys, only Judd and Riewoldt are comparable as non-concessioned salaried players enjoying earnings completely within Australia.

    The rest of the AFL players enjoyed significant boosts from their fledgling clubs cap concessions, and Emerton still enjoys income on the back of Socceroo appearances.

    Considering the last 5 of the top 50 are listed on the same income would suggest that the just-missed list (and perhaps hundreds more, including our top League players), are on a level not that far below those named.
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Remember the game is only really played in two states of Australia so you couldn't imagine them being paid huge dollars. Soccer and Union is global and GayFL is the major sport in Australia. AFL is extremely well run and has had major TV contracts for awhile where we are getting close to our first. Clubs like Collingwood are money machines whereas we hope we can break even.
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Grant Balfour Baseball is a closer and throws a baseball 14 times about 4 times a week. Not bad for 4 million.
     
  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder what this list would look like if the IPL didn't exist. They throw some serious money at players.
     
  7. The Who

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    Makes me sick to think that spoilt brat Tomic earns $2-Million a year.
     
  8. Joey

    Joey Active Member

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    Very good points, BRW should do a "playing within the Australian borders" version, pretty sure NRL would make up most of that list alongside AFL of course.



    What about Sav Rocca and Mat McBriar raking in the $$$ who spend no more than a few seconds on the field for each NFL game they play.
     
  9. silvertail

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    NRL have done a dreadful job over the last decade generating revenue with a superior product.
     
  10. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    silvertail, very true!! News Limited and Nine has made sure League was paid a pittance. Only in 2014 will the league get what they should have been getting for past 5 years!! :mad:
     
  11. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    And due to an incompetent CEO as well
     
  12. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sav earnt his money the other day placing the ball for someone else to kick.
     
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  13. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Realistically they are being payed a fair wage for the exposure they get. If the game was to become genuinely international they could expect more. At the moment I feel more should be channeled towards junior development. Without that there is no future. Starve the roots and the whole tree dies...
     

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