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External Salary Cap Audit all Clubs, Manly first

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Earnie the Eagle, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 /16
    Reported by Danny Weener on Nien News tonight that the NRL has employed a team of external auditors, with the technology to search computers, to check all Clubs Salary Cap records and Manly is the first club that will be audited.
    Weener also said that Manly have no problems with their computers being audited but other clubs have objected.
  2. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +803 /2
    Hahahahahaha. Awesome. Hope to god we're clean and the dogs, tigers and Parra get fisted!!
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,600 /80
    I wonder if they'll find Dessie's missing emails ??
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    My christmas wish is for the dogs to get busted for breaching the salary cap.
  5. Blake

    Blake Active Member

    +103 /1
    If manly are first I'm hoping its because manly volunteered to go first, which is a promising sign.

    I reckon any breaches will only result in fines unless there are any major problems.
  6. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,056 /174
    Xmas wish. Trex two contracts.
  7. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +1,482 /36
    I know that David Perry was smart enough to document our extra payments on paper and file it in a manila folder, not on a computer.
    This is surely going to catch out a few clubs! Im thinking Souths, Dogs, Broncos. But holy moly i would give anything to see the Dogs get smashed on this
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    • TokyoEagle

      TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

      +569 /8
      Sounds interesting, when does this commence?
    • Moondog

      Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,271 /51
      Yes, here's hoping Grinch Greenberg and Desmond Scrooge get what they deserve for Christmas:angel:
    • swoop

      swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,543 /26
      NRL hires technical experts to check club computers in war on salary cap cheats

      Josh Massoud EXCLUSIVE
      The Daily Telegraph
      December 22, 201212:00AM

      BIG Brother is now watching over the salary cap, with the NRL hiring technical experts to download correspondence from club computers in a bid to catch out cheats.

      News Limited has learned Manly were the first club targeted under the new surveillance scheme, which has triggered privacy concerns about how any sensitive findings will be used.

      Acting on behalf of the NRL, consultants from an IT firm visited Sea Eagles HQ in the past week to conduct the ground-breaking electronic audit. It's understood material was taken from the club's main computer and personal laptops belonging to staff involved in contract negotiations.

      The NRL used similar means in 2010 to uncover the full extent of Melbourne Storm's salary cap rort.

      Speaking on the condition of anonymity, club bosses were last night unaware of salary cap auditor Ian Schubert going to such lengths since then.

      Schubert conducts his annual salary cap audit of all 16 clubs each November.

      But until now his investigations have been limited to a review of paperwork, such as hard copy contracts and marquee player deals.

      Reviewing e-mail threads between coaches, recruitment officers and player agents gives Schubert enormous scope to discern exactly how the deals are constructed. And in accordance with the new participation agreements each club signed at the start of this year, he has been given the right to do so.

      Manly boss David Perry last night said the club had no problems co-operating with the new audit and League Central has rejected suggestions the Sea Eagles are under any suspicion.

      It's believed the remaining clubs will fall under similar scrutiny in the new year, with the high-tech review introduced to compliment Schubert's traditional audit.

      "We use external parties in varying capacities to assist the salary cap team from time to time as we ensure that we are taking all necessary steps to effectively monitor the cap," an NRL spokesman said.

      "This is a small part of the proactive approach to ensuring that all clubs and all fans can continue to have confidence that clubs are complying with the cap and competing fairly in what is Australian sport's closest competition. Manly has been very helpful in helping us to develop some new opportunities in this area."

      But when told of the new measures, rival club bosses were taken aback. "What is this? The Gestapo?" said one. "We had no idea they can do something like this. We'd like to know exactly how the information can be used before they go any further."

      The NRL said its consultants would handle all information pursuant to its privacy policy and other relevant laws.

    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +19,029 /367
      Great for Manly to be at the forefront of accountability in their back office management.:angel:

      Lately the AFL have shown that their tanking and third party deals caper is not so far removed from the Storm and Dogs cap shananigans.

      "We had no idea they can do something like this. We'd like to know exactly how the information can be used before they go any further."
      Is this paranoia or guilt speaking :D
    • Frogz

      Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +1,933 /43
      I just hope they make the results public as they get them.....Stop the media making a thousand accusations about us.....

      Nice to be done first...shown clean...and watch all the other b@stards sweat in their kennels.
    • TerryRandall

      TerryRandall Well-Known Member

      +4,458 /82
      I may be missing something, but it reads to me like manly get no notice, but all other clubs are on notice and have time to hide or destroy anything which may be incriminating. Hardly seems fair.
    • manlywarringah

      manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,256 /40
      Exactly what i was thinking.

      How many clubs will get their computers professionally "cleaned"? Is that possibly to do and hide incriminating material?

      Seems the NRL didn't want to give us the same notice.:dodgy:
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

      +9,037 /102
      Competing fairly? What a load of crap. It's not a fair competetion until each team plays every other team twice, once at home and once away. It's not a fair competition when the Broncos are favoured by the draw year after year. It's not a fair draw when Manly gets 7 Monday night games and the Bulldogs get none.
    • Duff

      Duff Well-Known Member

      +631 /12
      It does seem a bit weird the way it's being handled.
      The fact that other clubs are coming out against it is almost an admission of guilt. The hard part is getting the proof.

      Seems they don't want to find anything, they just want to look like they're well hard.
      Start with a team they know can't really afford to rort, giving the rest ample time to do what they need to. Are Cronulla second?
    • Supernintendo Chalmers

      Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

      +843 /9
      i bet a few clubs suddenly have a break in to the office.. or break down / replacement of a few laptops over xmas time.
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      Apart from us wouldn't you think the Storm would be kicking the door down to prove that they won the premiership legally this year?
    • eagleE

      eagleE Active Member

      +92 /0
      All teams had signed off on it and were aware that they would be audited around November. If any does get busted then they are complete idiots. They knew it would happen and will take all precaution to avoid getting busted like not using computers to send incriminating emails or store files. Not leaving files where they are accessible to the auditors. Clubs are now run by highly intelligent people and they would not put themselves into any jeopardy or possibility of getting caught cheating the cap.

      In saying that, what would you do if Manly got caught cheating the cap and had their past two premierships withdrawn. Would you still recognise the prrmierships and support the club. Would you say everybody else is doing it. Would you turn away from Manly.
    • Hamster Huey

      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

      +1,178 /9
      Like the Titans 'robbery' at the Centre of Excellence when the 'thieves' 'stole' paperwork but left the unsecured laptops?
      No, I wouldn't recognise the premierships, but I would maintain my support for the Club. As long as those responsible (and not just scapegoats) are held to account, I would feel comfortable with actions taken by the ARLC.

      And Yes, I would still saying others are doing it.

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