Question 1: What is the prime objective of the NRL salary cap?
Answer 1: To give an even playing field to all NRL clubs involved in the competition.
Question 2: Why are Third Party Agreements (TPA) used?
Answer 2: TPA’s are used to allow players to maximise their earning potential using third parties.
After asking myself the questions mentioned above and considering the answers I have come up with, the ultimate question I put to all is:
What workable system does the NRL need to put into place in regards to the TPA’s so that the integrity of the salary cap maintains it’s objective? (we all know that the rich clubs will exploit the system as it stands)
I suggest the NRL puts a cap on TPA’s at a reasonable figure and make public the TPA’s (from who, to whom etc) at least that way the third party can be satisfied in getting some exposure and recognition for their support and the NRL can keep the process transparent
Feel free to tell me what you think……