- Jun 19, 2016
I think they are...I don't think they are doing it for the money and if they are scrap it and up the cap.
Players don't benefit from 25 games of club football, plus finals, plus in season rep football plus playing more games in November, then nines in February.
Considering the toll the modern game takes on the body that is just stupid but wholly in keeping with the rulers of the game who are seemingly trying to kill everyone playing the sport (but then only medically retiring their favourite sons).
$30k for each origin game. $20k for every test match. Potential to earn some real coin whilst performing at rep level for your state and country.
Crazy not to.
Performing at rep level increases their overall value as individuals.
Obviously understand it’s not in the best interests of the club all the time due to injuries but having rep level players at your club also has benefits with sponsorships/attracting players/player development etc.
Gotta take the good with the bad in my opinion.