NRL agrees to review third-party agreements in a bid to end salary cap rorting

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NRL agrees to review third-party agreements in a bid to end salary cap rorting

Post by Tacky » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:30 pm

THE NRL has vowed to review the third-party agreement system in an effort to rid the game of salary cap rorting once and for all.

The Rugby League Players Association revealed in a statement the governing body has agreed to review the TPA system, which it says is largely to blame for clubs breaching the salary cap.

It comes in the wake of Manly being issued a breach notice after the NRL claimed to have found potential salary cap rorting over the past five years.

Two Sea Eagles officials have also been issued show cause notices and could be deregistered as punishment.

Now the NRL could completely overhaul the third-party system that often pushes clubs over the salary cap.

“What the preliminary findings do highlight is the need to review the current third-party agreement system,” the RLPA said.

“Unfortunately, this is not the first time that salary cap breaches have been exposed which have a direct link to the negotiation and agreement of third party arrangements.

“As part of the collective bargaining agreement negotiations, the NRL and RLPA have agreed to undertake a review of the TPA system.

“While we do not have any fixed views on the system or how it could be improved, we look forward to working with the NRL and other key stakeholders to review the current arrangements.

“We stress that the review is not a direct consequence of the preliminary findings in relation to the Sea Eagles. However, the findings do reinforce the need to discuss improvements to this space.”

Last week NRL 360 co-host Paul Kent delivered a mighty spray on Fox League, calling for the NRL to “throw out” third-party agreements altogether.

“Players can no longer argue they are being financially left in the lurch,” Kent said.

“It’s only the top earners anyway that get the third-party agreements, no one wants to sponsor player number 25 on your roster.

“It’s the top-end guys who are earning the big cash in their contracts, they’re getting third parties, the NRL needs to get the whole lot and throw them out and say that’s it, they are banned.”


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Post by momo&medo » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:35 pm

Yea .... I won’t hold my breath for Mr Greenberg to deliver that baby!

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:43 pm

they don't say that the current system is bad or not working, just that it needs to be reviewed..

first step is to accept that what's happening right now is not right.
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Post by Pawsandclaws » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:46 pm

PR exercise. Never undertake a review or form a committee unless you know what the outcome will be.

In the fine print, you'll read that the terms of reference have been developed by those clubs who have the most TPAs. :D

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Post by NT Tiger » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:53 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:46 pm
PR exercise. Never undertake a review or form a committee unless you know what the outcome will be.

In the fine print, you'll read that the terms of reference have been developed by those clubs who have the most TPAs. :D
They'll make a cock-(a-doodle-doo)-up of it.
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Post by hobbo » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:56 pm

Greenburgs a crook and needs to be ousted
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Post by Tiger Come Lately » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:09 pm

My wife nagged about the amount of stuff (she called it) in the garage, so I did a review of the contents the other weekend and decided I had some space to fill so I went to Bunnings.

Greenberg doing a review of the salary cap my result in a similar outcome.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:19 pm

Visions of Politis doing the Jedi mind trick on Greenberg.

"There is nothing wrong with the TPA system"

"It can stay the way it is"

"The clubs can go about their business, move along..."
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Post by Snake » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:22 pm

FAKE NEWS!

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Post by gallagher » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:27 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:19 pm
Visions of Politis doing the Jedi mind trick on Greenberg.

"There is nothing wrong with the TPA system"

"It can stay the way it is"

"The clubs can go about their business, move along..."
These arent the brown paper bags you're looking for.
Move along.

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Post by tigerap » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:38 pm

NT Tiger wrote:
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:53 pm
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:46 pm
PR exercise. Never undertake a review or form a committee unless you know what the outcome will be.

In the fine print, you'll read that the terms of reference have been developed by those clubs who have the most TPAs. :D
They'll make a cock-(a-doodle-doo)-up of it.
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Post by 851 » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 7:46 pm

tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:43 pm
they don't say that the current system is bad or not working, just that it needs to be reviewed..

first step is to accept that what's happening right now is not right.
You can't fix what you can't see, and these morons either can't see it or ignore it :bash
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Post by TigerTiger » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 8:22 am

I certainly don't trust Greenburg to get it right, but it is the biggest problem in the NRL at the moment and I am glad at this stage they might be having a serious go at looking at it.

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Post by Kul » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 8:28 am

Here's an idea:

All player salaries and TPA's come via the NRL.
The club's have player payments taken away from them.
Third parties pay the NRL, who in turn pay the players.

Any monies paid to players outside this system would be instantly identified as fraudulent.
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Post by Tacky » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 8:41 am

Kul wrote:
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 8:28 am
Here's an idea:

All player salaries and TPA's come via the NRL.
The club's have player payments taken away from them.
Third parties pay the NRL, who in turn pay the players.

Any monies paid to players outside this system would be instantly identified as fraudulent.
How are you gonna track the brown paper bags?
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Post by innsaneink » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 8:46 am

Kul wrote:
Wed 13 Dec, 2017 8:28 am
Here's an idea:

All player salaries and TPA's come via the NRL.
The club's have player payments taken away from them.
Third parties pay the NRL, who in turn pay the players.

Any monies paid to players outside this system would be instantly identified as fraudulent.
Cant see why not...though the players might not like it as the.NRL have no probs valuing a player $700k less from one year to the next

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Post by supercoach » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 9:08 am

Tpa’s have been a disaster for the so called level playing field, and yes they need to be stopped, but it will not stop the cheats,there are to many ways of cheating the system that are impossible to stop.

Also I guess it is a good time to start a investergation after the Chooks have got there roster in place for 2018, Uncle Nick will make sure his club is not disadvantaged

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 9:33 am

As I said in the Manly thread , this is ideal opportunity when the NRL comes out a drops a bomb on Manly in the presso that they give all the clubs a last warning that if any club cheats the cap and it is linked in any way again to TPA's that TPA's are going to be completely removed from existence

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