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Are the Roosters worried

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Roosters official takes legal advice over claim
    Date: July 16 2010


    Glenn Jackson

    FORMER Melbourne recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan will seek legal advice after being implicated in the Storm salary cap scandal by News Ltd executives.

    O'Sullivan, currently employed by Sydney Roosters, said last night he would be talking to lawyers ''on a number of issues'' after he was linked with the cap rort alongside four other officials described by News Ltd chief executive John Hartigan as ''rats in the ranks''.

    Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce said he would be seeking to view the passages of the document which related to O'Sullivan to find out the extent of his alleged involvement.

    Noyce said he had spoken with O'Sullivan about being originally linked to the salary cap breaches when the Storm were handed their unprecedented penalties - and would do so again after he was named as one of five officials who at least had knowledge of transactions that were part of the Storm's systematic breaches.

    ''Obviously we'll speak again,'' Noyce said.

    Although Hartigan named O'Sullivan - along with disgraced chief executive Brian Waldron, the suspended Matt Hanson and Paul Gregory, and former chief financial officer Cameron Vale - News executives appeared to back down when it came to the extent of the former Storm recruitment manager's involvement.

    ''A small group of senior managers at the club orchestrated and concealed the extra payments,'' Hartigan said. ''The investigation has identified five managers who were either directly involved or were involved in transactions that resulted in the breaches.''

    He said there was evidence some worked together to ''cover their tracks''. News's Peter Macourt clarified that later, saying of O'Sullivan: ''We don't have evidence that he knew they'd breached the salary cap either. He was involved in a transaction that cumulates to part of a salary cap breach - it doesn't mean he knew that it did, just that he was involved in it.''

    Hartigan said there was no place for Hanson and Gregory at the club.

    I think question has been raised about their player signings and the Dugan deal was supposly done and dusted then suddenly he stayed.
  2. Red Sea Eagle

    Red Sea Eagle Member

    +6 /0
    The Roosters definately go over the Cap from time to time, why do you reckon Gus Gould tries to defend the Storm by attacking the NRL over its cap policies.

    The Roosters are a disgrace, they have no Juniors, are based in  an area where noone cares about RL and just steal players from other Clubs. Look at their current team, Anastabator (big $), Junior Junior (Good $), DUI man (big $), Ryles (good $), Nate Myles (big $). There is no way they are under the cap.
  3. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Also Mini would still be getting a good pay and JWH was offered big $ to go there.
  4. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    Find it funny that Bronco fan's are also defending the Scum ahem Storm.
  5. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,849 /102
    Not sure if you can speculate re the roosters and current cap

    Look at us

    Lyon - big money
    Watmough - Big Money
    Stewart Brothers - big money
    Wolfman / T Rex - decent money from upgrade
    Perry - most likely big money
  6. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,621 /7
    Any truth in the rumours that the ABC 4 corners program will be aired in the next few weeks, and what did they uncover, whether what they broadcast is true or otherwise
  7. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    But look what has gone out of Manly over the last 2 seasons. We would be pushing the cap but not exceeding the cap.

    I still cant believe the Raiders went over the cap this year - they must be paying overs for so many players.
  8. mudgeagle

    mudgeagle Active Member

    +17 /4
    yeah manly would be sailing close to the wind with the salary cap , we have our fair share of good high priced players none who look  like leaving anytime soon (choc , Jamie , gift, snake , ha ha and maybe k foran ) but we still pay a bit unders i think to live in manly and to play in a successful club ....
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Roosters have just snared Watts from the Cowboys - 3 year deal.
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,554 /215
    Peter O'Sullivan up to his old tricks?
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Sorry, I should back my statements up:-



    The Sydney Roosters have followed up the announcement they have signed Canberra's Justin Carney with confirmation they have also secured North Queensland utility Anthony Watts. Watts's manager Sam Ayoub yesterday said Watts, who has been in strong form for a poorly performing side, had agreed to a three-year deal with the Roosters. Watts's signature may spell the end of James Aubusson's stint with the club. With Jake Friend and now Watts on the club's books, and fellow hooker Aubusson off contract at the end of the season, the club is unlikely to re-sign the latter.
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    The other hilarious rejoinder to this is that the Roosters CEO is quoted in today's Herald as not being interested in Storm players as they would rather look after their youngsters!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

    (What youngsters - they buy them from everyone else!!!!???)
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    .. they must have a feeder club like we do ..  what about their u20`s team ..
  14. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

    +11 /0
    I think the problem is teams have to spend 90% or 95% of their cap, so if they have crap players they have to pay overs for them. There have been a few teams I've thought "how are they over the cap when their roster is rubbish" but it's just a strange quirk of the system we've got. Mind you the Raiders have got a pretty good team even if most of them are youngsters.

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

    +80 /1
    Surely he was joking.
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Watts has been dumped from Nth QLD. LoL

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