Kent on Hayne

NRL making it up as they go along again?

JARRYD Hayne’s $700,000 salary sacrifice to join Parramatta may have been made under noble pretences but the terms of the deal has got many people across the game scratching their heads.

The NRL must consider a player’s notional value before green lighting any contracts and NRL 360 co-host Paul Kent sees no way that could be the case with Hayne’s Eels return.

Speaking on Fox Sports News 500, a fired-up Kent tore into the NRL over their failure to show the rigour needed in evaluating the Hayne deal.

The senior News Corp journalist even launched at a conspiracy theory, tabling the idea that getting Hayne’s salary off the Titans books could help the NRL-owned club’s imminent sale to private investors.

“To be honest, I think the whole thing stinks. I think there’s a smell about this,” Kent said.

“I don’t see how the NRL can justify Jarryd Hayne taking a $1.2 million deal, walking out on it and being allowed to get under the cap at Parramatta for $500,000.

“I’ve got no concept of me can figure out why that’s a fair deal.

“The NRL, I’ve spoken to them today about it, they’ve argued that’s what Jarryd’s current market value is, but how do you establish that?

“The fact is, he hasn’t gone to market and if you try to sign any other player in the NRL and try to take $700,000 off his contract price, I don’t think the NRL would register it.”

Kent said he had several theories for why the NRL might bend the rules to help the Titans and Parramatta get the controversial deal through without fuss.

“Let’s also remember that they are an NRL-owned club at the present and the NRL are trying to offload them, so to get rid of that (Hayne’s contract) off the bottom line, maybe that helps as well.” Kent said.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/eels/the-whole-thing-stinks-jarryd-hayne-salary-sacrifice-at-eels-under-fire-media-watch/news-story/33b68317cc8bc75af5fe334641d30c85

does anyone here think he’s worth $500k? I reckon about $350k tops these days.

The league will just ignore it until it goes away, much like the chooks and donkeys cap every year.

I thought Kenty spoke excellently on this topic last night.
What a shambles this whole 18 months have been for Hayne, Parra, Titans and the NRL.
This stinks to high heaven.

I don’t see a problem with it. He was a speculative signing given his time away from the game and the Titans paid crazy money in part because they hoped he would be a crowd puller. He has utterly failed to deliver both on and off the field. As a player his value has plummeted and as a marketing tool his value has plummeted. He has however substantially enhanced his status as an actual tool.

Nothing ever changes at NRL HQ. We were led to believe that Greenberg was going to be the Messiah but how wrong people were. If anything is going to kill the game, it will be the people who run it

Far out this sort of thing fires me up. I’m so sick of the inequity in the NRL. The draw is a joke, third party agreements are a joke, the salary cap is rorted, some teams are refereed differently to others…… and those charged with the responsibility to govern couldn’t grow a choko vine over a sh#%house. I’d say rant over but I doubt it is …

As owners of Titans the NRL were prepared to pay him $1,2m.
Now they OK him at $500K

Head spin???

I am pleased that Cleary didnt chase the dropkick.I wouldnt want him at the club under any circumstances

I think Parra will get instant karma

He will bring the club back to earth

Worst recruitment decision of 2018

Wonder how Neil Henry feels, Arthur must have balls of steel. Parra can have the grub.

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I don’t see a problem with it. He was a speculative signing given his time away from the game and the Titans paid crazy money in part because they hoped he would be a crowd puller. He has utterly failed to deliver both on and off the field. As a player his value has plummeted and as a marketing tool his value has plummeted. He has however substantially enhanced his status as an actual tool.

You dont see any problem with a player breaking a contract and taking a $700 000 pay reduction to join a club busted for salary cap rorts only a year and a bit ago? That doesnt set any red flags up for you?

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I think Parra will get instant karma

He will bring the club back to earth

Worst recruitment decision of 2018

The writing is on the wall. The guy is toxic.

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I think Parra will get instant karma

He will bring the club back to earth

Worst recruitment decision of 2018

You haven’t been following…Peta Godinet…

The nominal value is really a guide

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I think Parra will get instant karma

He will bring the club back to earth

Worst recruitment decision of 2018

The writing is on the wall. The guy is toxic.

I’d rather have Robbie back than the Hayne Stain

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