Third Party Agreements revealed

So apparently all clubs TPAs have been released. I find the figures very hard to believe.

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someone’s having a laugh

NRL crackdown leads to dramatic drop in third-party deals

The NRL’s crackdown on third-party agreements has led to a drop of almost $2 million over the past year in outside-the-cap payments, with premiers Sydney Roosters one of the lowest and Melbourne the highest.

In a bid to provide clarity around one of the game’s taboo topics, the NRL last year decided to make third-party agreements public and followed through again on Friday to highlight the improvement in transparency and integrity of the code’s contract process.

It is deemed to be a contributing factor that led to a reduction from $7.8 million of totals TPAs in 2018 to just $6m this year.

While there are a range of contributing factors, including the retirements of some of the game’s superstars like Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater, the NRL believes clubs are beginning to understand the repercussions of breaking the rules.

There are a range of different TPAs – which include motor vehicles, whole of game sponsorship and community and contra deals – however the private sector arm’s length agreements are what have traditionally been most questioned by fans.

Of the $6m of TPAs in 2019, only $2.7m came from private sector arm’s length agreements, significantly less than the $4.7m 12 months earlier.

The club with the highest amount of private sector TPAs in 2019 was once again the Melbourne Storm, however the retirement of Slater is understood to have contributed heavily to the drop from just over $1m last year to $810,000 this year.

The next highest clubs included the Broncos (down from $780,000 to $350,000), Panthers ($233,000), Sharks ($212,000) and Rabbitohs ($199,000).

The Roosters had just $69,000 worth of private sector TPAs, however the likes of Cooper Cronk and James Tedesco benefited from additional whole of game sponsorship which wasn’t included in the team-by-team breakdown.

The team with the lowest amount of private sector TPAs was the Cowboys, dropping from the third most in 2018 with $350,000 to just $16,000 following the retirement of Thurston.

Other teams with a small amount of TPAs included the Titans ($18,000) and the Warriors ($28,000).

Twelve clubs experienced a decrease in private sector TPAs from 2018 to 2019, with only the Bulldogs, Eels, Knights and Tigers registering minimal growth.

“These figures show a significant decline in the amount of third-party agreements across the game,” NRL chief operating officer Nick Weeks said.

"The reduction reflects the retirement of some of the game’s elite players and the effectiveness of additional checks and balances we have put in place to identify noncompliance with the rules are working. We recognised the genuine concerns our clubs and fans had about third-party agreements.

That’s why we introduced more strenuous measures to ensure these arrangements are genuine arms-length deals. We are confident that this level of transparency about third-party agreements will improve confidence in the effective operation of the salary cap and reduce the amount of speculation and guess work about this part of the game."

The top five players who benefit from TPAs make up 48% of the total amount, with the number of players with agreements dropping from 94 to 81 in the past 12 months.

The number of total agreements has also dropped from 205 to 172.

In 2019, total TPA market was the equivalent of 3.9% of the total salary cap (10 per cent in 2016) and less than 2% for private sector arms-length agreements (five per cent in 2016).

Yeah, match the respective rosters perfectly when considering the cap amount is equal for all. Storm figures are the the only ones from a front running club that resembles any sort of reality if brown paper bags or golf bets etc don’t exist.

what is whole of game sponsorship - who pays it and why isn’t it included in the figures?

Absolute joke … NRL has the country having a lough with release of those figures.
Makes them look even more stupid than they already are.

@BernieLomax said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

So apparently all clubs TPAs have been released. I find the figures very hard to believe.

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roosters 70 k

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looks straight at Roosters figure’s
LOL’s

I look at the Tigers TPAs and look at last seasons rooster then see Pascoe is still employed go figure

so the nrl throw in sponsorships because it benefits the whole of the game? Tedesco and Cronk got them?

What would the odds have been for the tigers to receive this benefit when he played for us? Or was it only because he went to the Roosters he became eligible?

@OzLuke said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

so the nrl throw in sponsorships because it benefits the whole of the game? Tedesco and Cronk got them?

What would the odds have been for the tigers to receive this benefit when he played for us? Or was it only because he went to the Roosters he became eligible?

Cronks personal sponsor paid 300k I believe

@the_third said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

@OzLuke said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

so the nrl throw in sponsorships because it benefits the whole of the game? Tedesco and Cronk got them?

What would the odds have been for the tigers to receive this benefit when he played for us? Or was it only because he went to the Roosters he became eligible?

Cronks personal sponsor paid 300k I believe

so is that a chunk of money paid by the nrl for the good of the game, or is it another source? That’s what I’m getting from this whole of the nrl schtick

@OzLuke said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

@the_third said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

@OzLuke said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

so the nrl throw in sponsorships because it benefits the whole of the game? Tedesco and Cronk got them?

What would the odds have been for the tigers to receive this benefit when he played for us? Or was it only because he went to the Roosters he became eligible?

Cronks personal sponsor paid 300k I believe

so is that a chunk of money paid by the nrl for the good of the game, or is it another source? That’s what I’m getting from this whole of the nrl schtick

It was paid by a third party to be cronks sponsor for the season.

@the_third said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

@OzLuke said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

@the_third said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

@OzLuke said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

so the nrl throw in sponsorships because it benefits the whole of the game? Tedesco and Cronk got them?

What would the odds have been for the tigers to receive this benefit when he played for us? Or was it only because he went to the Roosters he became eligible?

Cronks personal sponsor paid 300k I believe

so is that a chunk of money paid by the nrl for the good of the game, or is it another source? That’s what I’m getting from this whole of the nrl schtick

It was paid by a third party to be cronks sponsor for the season.

so am I way off track with this whole of the game sponsorship from the nrl? And are all clubs able to have this?

@Snake said in Third Party Agreements revealed:

I look at the Tigers TPAs and look at last seasons rooster then see Pascoe is still employed go figure

You have to remember the clubs are not allowed to seek out TPA’s
The figure I would like to see is how many TPA’s have been reneged on.

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