I often see this raised and whilst I don't necessarily disagree I do have a million questions.Yep , so very many ways to circumvent the system , which basically means the system is incredibly screwed.
I still bang on about my points system , but I reckon , done right , it could work.
No salary cap , each team gets the same but if the Roosters want to pay Tedesco 5 million they can. BUT they can’t have unlimited Tedesco’s because it won’t fit in on points.
Like are the points reviewed year on year? Ie if Nanai signed a 5 year deal last off season is he locked into those points or is his value points wise now significantly higher as a QLD and AUS rep. If it changes year on year and you signed him to a 5 year deal but can no longer fit him in the points cap do the cowboys have to keep paying him but cant play him?
Is there a committee and discretion in the points reviewing or are their hard and fast outlines?
If discretion what is to stop clubs rorting that by paying the reviewers?
If hard and fast, are all SOO reps the same? Ie a centre the same as a fullback? Or is the spine more valuable? If the spine is more valuable what about a player who is spine for club but not for rep ala Turbo?
What is the statute of limitations of a rep player? Is it just the most recent season?
If most recent does Turbo not count as rep due to injury?
If its not most recent how many years? Is Klemmer the same value as Haas?
Are all international reps rated equally on points? Or are tier twos lower than tier one? If so is Taumalolo rated lower than Elliott Whitehead
Would Ryan Papynhuzen be the same value as Daine Laurie?
So many questions