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



  • 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.”


    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-agrees-to-review-thirdparty-agreements-in-a-bid-to-end-salary-cap-rorting/news-story/b5ab2de019598bc681029b7914bc4796



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



  • 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.



  • 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. 😃



  • @:

    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. 😃

    They’ll make a cock-(a-doodle-doo)-up of it.



  • Greenburgs a crook and needs to be ousted



  • 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.



  • 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…”



  • FAKE NEWS!



  • @:

    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.



  • @:

    @:

    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. 😃

    They’ll make a cock-(a-doodle-doo)-up of it.

    :roll



  • @:

    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



  • 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.

    🙏


  • Administrators

    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.



  • @:

    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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