Fresh calls for NRL salaries to be published



  • NRL players union director Jeremy Latimore believes it’s time to follow the NBA and start publishing players’ incomes as part of a more transparent salary cap system.

    Latimore’s suggestion comes as the governing body and the Rugby League Players Association are set to begin discussions on overhauling third-party arrangements in the game.

    It also comes as the NRL season threatens to be overshadowed by the salary cap saga at Manly, who have yet to respond to the NRL breach notice from last December.

    It is believed the Sea Eagles’ dramas stem from illegal TPA deals - the same systematic problems that resulted in Parramatta being stripped of 12 competition points and a $1-million fine in 2016.

    While the majority of NRL players are adamant their personal financial details should remain private, Latimore insists the constant conjecture must be replaced by more clarity.

    “In a lot of sports, American sports and European soccer for example, generally their salaries are known,” Latimore told AAP.

    “I don’t think many players would have an issue with it. If that’s going to help fans, the clubs and the NRL, if people know what people are earning then so be it.”

    “The media speculate it anyway on the big players. I know I’ve got no issue. People can know what I’m on - it’s not much.”

    Latimore’s push follows a similar call from Parramatta chief executive Bernie Gurr, who in December also renewed calls for a limit on the amount of third-party sponsors.

    Latimore, who has a bachelor of business degree, disagreed.

    “Players have a small window to earn money they do so if they can get these third parties, they should be able to get as many and as much as they can,” he said.

    “You want the best players in our game. You don’t want them going to England or rugby union”.


    https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/a/38887274/calls-for-nrl-salaries-to-be-published-rlpa-jeremy-latimore/



  • It wont happen while Greenberg and Politis have any say in the matter.If it ever happens despite them expect the donkeys in brisbane to form a breakaway comp.



  • The NRL is as shonkily-run as any major sporting organisation in the world……can’t think of many worse-maybe professional boxing?
    It will never happen, too much back-handed money being divvied up amongst the head honcho’s methinks.
    “How’s your condo up the coast going Todd?”
    “Great thanks Unca Nick, your salary cap management is looking divine also”. Much merryment. The End.



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    The NRL is as shonkily-run as any major sporting organisation in the world……can’t think of many worse-maybe professional boxing?
    It will never happen, too much back-handed money being divvied up amongst the head honcho’s methinks.
    “How’s your condo up the coast going Todd?”
    “Great thanks Unca Nick, your salary cap management is looking divine also”. Much merryment. The End.

    Exactly…biggest BS fluff article of the year .
    Todd’s got sticky fingers from too many Apple pies .



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    The NRL is as shonkily-run as any major sporting organisation in the world……can’t think of many worse-maybe professional boxing?
    It will never happen, too much back-handed money being divvied up amongst the head honcho’s methinks.
    “How’s your condo up the coast going Todd?”
    “Great thanks Unca Nick, your salary cap management is looking divine also”. Much merryment. The End.

    Exactly…biggest BS fluff article of the year .
    Todd’s got sticky fingers from too many Apple pies .

    Sadly you are correct….those most corrupt win…and the governing body turn a blind eye unless they are chEck mated



  • NRL made 3.9 million dollar loss last season and only 3 clubs were profitable

    Biggest problem is the cost of going to a game has made rugby league a TV sport

    If they can’t find a way of turning the public’s trend around in the short term they have real issues long term

    Cheaper family prices and double headers are the answers in my opinion

    Doing deals like 4 tickets , free transport and some sort of food combo (pies , hot dogs , burgers , chips and post mix bottomless drink ) for around $90 might help



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    NRL made 3.9 million dollar loss last season and only 3 clubs were profitable

    Biggest problem is the cost of going to a game has made rugby league a TV sport

    If they can’t find a way of turning the public’s trend around in the short term they have real issues long term

    Cheaper family prices and double headers are the answers in my opinion

    Doing deals like 4 tickets , free transport and some sort of food combo (pies , hot dogs , burgers , chips and post mix bottomless drink ) for around $90 might help

    You have to look at what the employees of these venues are paid … we all want a good standard of living and with that comes paying more for everything , we have a small population and this is why ! No wages growth but continuing price increases across the board , when wages increase so does inflation and then interest rates … So who does cover lowing the costs of everything to go to the footy ?if it was that easy it would already be happening … the operators of ANZ are trying but reality is this is short term someone has to pay the piper!



  • I didnt realise the players now have 2 bodies extorting money out of the NRL [Players Union and Players Association]?

    Players salaries are no ones business. The only reason the fans are torn on the subject is the BS reporting/speculation in the media. The media report a total remuneration package [which is usually inflated as the players manager spruiks it up] inclusive of base salary, bonuses, royalties & TPA, and this confuses the fans as they think that this value is what the clubs is paying them in the salary cap.

    If there was to be any formal reporting function which is in the public domain, it should be the breakdown of the salary cap allocation at each club, not players salaries.



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    I didnt realise the players now have 2 bodies extorting money out of the NRL [Players Union and Players Association]?

    Players salaries are no ones business. The only reason the fans are torn on the subject is the BS reporting/speculation in the media. The media report a total remuneration package [which is usually inflated as the players manager spruiks it up] inclusive of base salary, bonuses, royalties & TPA, and this confuses the fans as they think that this value is what the clubs is paying them in the salary cap.

    If there was to be any formal reporting function which is in the public domain, it should be the breakdown of the salary cap allocation at each club, not players salaries.

    As long as clubs are rorting (roostering) the system keep it all in house. Yeah that works!



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    NRL made 3.9 million dollar loss last season and only 3 clubs were profitable

    Biggest problem is the cost of going to a game has made rugby league a TV sport

    If they can’t find a way of turning the public’s trend around in the short term they have real issues long term

    Cheaper family prices and double headers are the answers in my opinion

    Doing deals like 4 tickets , free transport and some sort of food combo (pies , hot dogs , burgers , chips and post mix bottomless drink ) for around $90 might help

    You mean like this happy :

    "NO more excuses.

    That was the message from Dane Gagai as the Rabbitohs and three other Sydney clubs launched a war against poor crowds by announcing their ‘Fans First’ initiative.

    The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield revealed on Monday that South Sydney, along with the Tigers, Bulldogs and Eels, would be slashing ticket and food prices in 2018 to entice fans through the turnstiles at ANZ Stadium.

    Adult tickets will be capped at $20, there is free entry for kids under 12 and free transport to the game. Plus $9.95 burger, chips and drink meal deals. Other weeks they’ll get $3 pies."



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    NRL made 3.9 million dollar loss last season and only 3 clubs were profitable

    Biggest problem is the cost of going to a game has made rugby league a TV sport

    If they can’t find a way of turning the public’s trend around in the short term they have real issues long term

    Cheaper family prices and double headers are the answers in my opinion

    Doing deals like 4 tickets , free transport and some sort of food combo (pies , hot dogs , burgers , chips and post mix bottomless drink ) for around $90 might help

    You have to look at what the employees of these venues are paid … we all want a good standard of living and with that comes paying more for everything , we have a small population and this is why ! No wages growth but continuing price increases across the board , when wages increase so does inflation and then interest rates … So who does cover lowing the costs of everything to go to the footy ?if it was that easy it would already be happening … the operators of ANZ are trying but reality is this is short term someone has to pay the piper!

    Maybe the club’s could look at rewarding their supporters who attend games
    This could be by way of an exclusive invite for a limited number of ticket holders to attend a private dinner function held by the club
    Or an exclusive meet and greet with a number of players
    A limited number of “one off” Personally signed photos as prizes for attending games
    Or the big prize of One autographed jersey by all players given to one lucky person at each game(by their favorite player)
    A small price to pay for the club and could pull in A lot more supporters


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    Did someone say $3 Pies…

    As for Salary disclosure…Nope…

    How much does Greenburg suck out of the game…Anyone know…?



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    I didnt realise the players now have 2 bodies extorting money out of the NRL [Players Union and Players Association]?

    Players salaries are no ones business. The only reason the fans are torn on the subject is the BS reporting/speculation in the media. The media report a total remuneration package [which is usually inflated as the players manager spruiks it up] inclusive of base salary, bonuses, royalties & TPA, and this confuses the fans as they think that this value is what the clubs is paying them in the salary cap.

    If there was to be any formal reporting function which is in the public domain, it should be the breakdown of the salary cap allocation at each club, not players salaries.

    As long as clubs are rorting (roostering) the system keep it all in house. Yeah that works!

    The roosters arent rorting the cap… they are simply managing it better than most.



  • Crowd numbers are low not just because of ticket prices.

    Sydneysiders don’t travel to much of anything and we have a lot of Sydney based teams.

    The population of Sydney has dramatically increased in recent years, with many new residents from Asia. No engagement has been made to woo these people. You’ll see plenty of them at the basketball though.

    ANZ Stadium is far too large and the atmosphere is terrible. Way too many games are played there.

    Its not a particularly family-friendly atmosphere. Too much grog and gambling advertising. Again, the basketball next door is a stark contrast.



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    I didnt realise the players now have 2 bodies extorting money out of the NRL [Players Union and Players Association]?

    Players salaries are no ones business. The only reason the fans are torn on the subject is the BS reporting/speculation in the media. The media report a total remuneration package [which is usually inflated as the players manager spruiks it up] inclusive of base salary, bonuses, royalties & TPA, and this confuses the fans as they think that this value is what the clubs is paying them in the salary cap.

    If there was to be any formal reporting function which is in the public domain, it should be the breakdown of the salary cap allocation at each club, not players salaries.

    As long as clubs are rorting (roostering) the system keep it all in house. Yeah that works!

    The roosters arent rorting the cap… they are simply managing it better than most.

    You honestly believe that Watto?
    They may not be rorting the actual cap as such but their TPA’s would be highly qustionable you would reckon.


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