All Lodge has to do is choose to activate those extra two years and he’s set up for a long time. The PPS idea would indeed have its flaws, but removing salary cap control from NRL clubs would shift their focus to managing players under the PPS only and allow the NRL body to worry about salaries. “They are prepared to release him in the right way. The PPS idea would indeed have its flaws, but removing salary cap control from NRL clubs would shift their focus to managing players under the PPS only and allow the NRL body to worry about salaries. Promising Penrith forward Jack Hetherington is on his way to Canterbury under new coach Trent Barrett. NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg will also face the same cuts, under an agreement reached earlier this week. Player points are calculated and allocated at the commencement of each player contract and are reviewed after contract expiry or after two years whether the contract has expired or not, whichever comes first. This amount would now just work as a guide for player salary expenditure rather than a set cap. The NRL is hellbent on the resuming the competition on May 28, but the players want a number of assurances made before returning to the field. "It's easy to say that we could have continued, I think we could have continued, I don't think the players were a threat to society and I don't think the community was a threat to the players, because they were isolated," Gould told Wide World of Sports' Six Tackles with Gus podcast. Barrett wants some of that fire to kick his Bulldogs into life and Hetherington can be that firebrand they need, if he can stay on the park next year. The penalty would be covering a portion of that player’s points for another team to use him, making him a cheap buy – similarly, a player will cost more points if the individual is at-fault for breaching their contract rather than affect the club’s points. The latest player signings, transfers & contracts and NRL squads for 2020 and beyond. This in-turn removes financial headaches for clubs and would undoubtedly spread playing talent across the NRL clubs, making the system a lot fairer and transparent than the one currently in place. But there are also reports coming out of The Daily Telegraph that the Project Apollo team helmed by Wayne Pearce are trying to get the players back on the field within eight weeks. Lodge signed a fresh three-year extension only last year but the Courier Mail is now reporting there was a hidden clause in that deal. The rest will come from the liquidation of the injury hardship fund, while players will also have early access to the retirement account if they hit financial troubles. Don't have an account? But despite there being much more leeway for the NRL in managing player salaries, it is a necessary change when it goes hand-in-hand with the following proposed player point system (PPS). The Rugby League Players Association and head office had agreed to a new pay deal based on the worst-case scenario of no matches being played in 2020, with the parties still yet to agree to the terms of a resumption. He told Channel 9’s Immortal Behaviour: “If they’re a local junior, someone like Victor Radley. The NRL is full of talent and a competitive market where teams are looking for a big name to get everything out of there team we have a lot of players on big money contracts. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. The Bulldogs are on the verge of confirming the signing after the Panthers agreed to release the 24-year-old from the final year of his contract. When analysing the Storm and Roosters, as well as the Raiders, these clubs have the highest point amounts. “He won’t be in the NRL, I don’t see a full season there,” Sterling told Channel Nine after the game. “Then the operational costs of ensuring best practice is applied and then the percentage distribution of that revenue.”. Loyalty isn’t dead: Michael Morgan is one of 11 NRL stars who have spent a decade at their sole NRL club. “Because players play at a club for so long, and you see fans just absolutely love them. Purely football based, it’s a good decision but other ones, not so sure.”. That includes an understanding of the NRL’s operational costs to restart, an important consideration given the stinging criticism head office has received over how much money is being spent to run the game. MORE: Michael Jennings stood down over alleged doping breach. That’s around the welfare and well-being support, the injury management and the revenue, which comes in two parts - the operational costs and the distribution of the revenues.”. Chooks signing raises eyebrows; star winger’s shock slide, This is what the embattled Eels coach has to do... NOW, NSW legend slams Eels star for potential Origin snub, Courier Mail is now reporting there was a hidden clause in that deal, Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. He’s been slotting into the centres or off the bench in a utility role, such is the depth of talent at the club. I know how hard the RLPA have been working. As of 2019 the salary cap is $9.6 million for the top thirty players at each club. League legend Andrew Johns has a radical idea to reward clubs for long-term player loyalty and boost the falling numbers of one-club players. Speaking on Fox League Live, NRL champion and former star Cooper Cronk said it was a big bite out of the pay packets. RLPA CEO Clint Newton said the game can’t restart until his members are given assurances about the manner in which it will do so. Broncos: 1350 A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. NRL 2020: Players want cost and salary … Stream the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership finals series live & on-demand from overseas on Watch NRL. Every match including the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. “Medical and injury management, the treatment of injuries and access to facilities and revenue. The 35-year-old’s playing future is up in the air, however, with Williams admitting after the game that he was unsure whether or not he would play on next season. It comes as the ambitious manager of the Queensland resort offering to house all 16 teams during the coronavirus pandemic has outlined just how he believes the league could pull it off. Teams such as the Storm and Roosters who aren’t renowned for home-grown talent would struggle to enable this discount. Dragons: 1300 Applies to players who have participated in representative football within the past three years, and only the most relevant one applies: Extra 20 points: Tier-one international representation (Australia, New Zealand or England), Extra 10 points: State of origin representation, Extra 5 points: Tier-two international representation (any nation besides tier-one). Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >, Titans coach hints at $600k star’s exit as pairs’ departure sealed, Eels enforcer in doubt despite concussion clearance; another Roosters backline blow, Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. With many NRL stars now on big money contracts, we thought we’d take a look at the top 20 paid players in the league. Melbourne Storm have Cameron Smith (422 games with the club!) He played his first game for 2020 in the Tricolours’ round 17 win over Canberra. Gold Coast is assembling one of the most exciting teams in the competition for next season with the addition already of Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and David Fifita. “The greatest thing is we can isolate the place. New to Kayo? ... the celebrity status of the game’s top stars mean they command some of Australia’s biggest sporting salaries, with some pretty dodgy deals to go along with it. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Sonny Bill Williams earned a staggering $828.73 per minute of Roosters game time this year. RLPA board member Daly Cherry-Evans and his fellow NRL players are yet to sign off on a May 28 return. The NRL have already said July 1 is the intended restart date with conferences being suggested as well as being housed at Sydney Olympic Park, Gosford or the Institute of Sport in Canberra as well as Queensland options. Sign up, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. It means the Broncos may struggle to get him off their books given he’s guaranteed so much money at Red Hill. The high profile athlete was brought into the Roosters bubble late in the 2020 … Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >, ‘Best off down there’: Titans coach hints at $600k star’s exit as pairs’ departure sealed, Late Mail: Eels enforcer in doubt despite concussion clearance; another Roosters backline blow. Penrith has given Tyrone May a new one-year contract, according to The Daily Telegraph. “Player well-being and welfare support (are key considerations),” Newton said. Grab your Finals Pass to start streaming >. Stream the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series from outside Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands on WatchNRL. “If the top-tier guys look after the lower-tier, you’ll get rewarded in terms of performance,” Anasta said. But then my love for the teammates would pull through in that regards. Looking at the above data, the Penrith Panthers have the lowest PPS score, yet are currently topping the NRL ladder. The minimum wage for each of those players for 2019 is $105,000. For the sake of the club and the game it’s the way it has to be. In the interim, SBW focused on his boxing and rugby union careers, before returning to rugby league with the Super League’s Toronto Wolfpack in 2020. RLPA board member Daly Cherry-Evans and his fellow NRL players are yet to sign off on a May 28 return.Credit:Getty. There are others – such as Gavin Cooper (318 games with North Queensland) – who have played a decade at one club but also represented other sides. Bulldogs: 1395 The NRL is hellbent on the resuming the competition on May 28, but the players want a number of assurances made before returning to the field.