Key points of the Interim CBA include:
An immediate increase in representative payments of over $1.1m (see table below)
Increases to the Salary Cap and Cap Allowances that will give clubs the opportunity to lift regulated player benefits to the Top 25 by a total of $5.6m across the 16 teams with the effective benefits available to players at each club rising to $4.7m (including player retirement/RLPA contributions), an increase of $350,000:
- A direct salary cap increase of $100,000 to $4.1m
- A further increase of $100,000 in the Veteran Player Allowance to $200,000 per club
- More flexibility for clubs in their use of the Veteran Player Allowance by no longer restricting it to 50% of the value of an individual contract
- The Marquee Player Allowance to be doubled from $150,000 to $300,000 per club
- Marquee Player Allowance now available to all players in the Top 25 (previously limited to top 10 players only and $50,000 per player)
- Clubs allowed to underwrite the Marquee Player Allowance (previously restricted from doing so)
- Exemption for Salary Cap purposes of family travel for defined milestone games including: NRL debut match, 100 NRL matches, 150 NRL matches, 200 NRL matches, 250 NRL matches, 300 NRL matches
- Guarantee of 50% of Telstra Premiership’s $400,000 Grand Final prize-money to be paid to the players by the club. This payment does not impact on the club’s Salary Cap
- In addition to the above increases clubs will be able to exempt the provision of three cars from the Salary Cap calculations
- Greater clarity and consistency around injury termination provisions.
- An obligation on Clubs to provide contracted players with a reasonable opportunity to train and play, regardless of their future contractual arrangements
- An agreement to pursue more tax-effective licensing of player image rights
Within the agreed Salary Cap increases clubs have agreed to improved safeguards for players with the following alterations to the minimum wage:
- Players 1-17: increase by $5,000 to $60,000
- Players 18-25: increase from $52,500 to $55,000
- Match payments for players outside the Top 25 rise by $1,000 to $3,000.
State of Origin
$12,000 per match, up from $7,500
plus $8000 into retirement fund, up from $5000
$5400, up from $3000
plus $3600 into retirement fund, up from $3000
Four Nations Winner
$15000, up from $10000
plus $10000 into retirement fund, no incease
Four Nations Runner Up
$12000, up from $7500
plus $8000 into retirement fund, up from $7500
Total Club Remuneration per club regulated under the Salary Cap rules for 2011 is made up of:
- Salary Cap of $4.1m for The Top 25 players
- $200,000 long serving player allowance
- $300,000 marque player allowance
- $100,000 payment player retirement fund/RLPA payment
- Unlimited payments through approved Third Party deals with corporate entities not associated with the club and not involving NRL intellectual property
- Unlimited approved payments for tertiary education, approved traineeships, medical insurance costs, relocation/temporary accommodation
- $350,000 for players not in the top 25 who take part in the NRL.
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Good Discussion from the “James Graham Thread http://www.weststigersforum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5786&p=137552#p137552” onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; " which should probably be here…
why not? the cap allows for unlimited 3rd party agreements - this is the way all clubs will go - .
Not entirely true. There is a limit (cant remember the amount but not that much) on 3rd party agreements if there can be shown a link to the club. 3rd party agreements are unlimited if there is absolutely no link between the club and the third party, so no sponsors, suppliers, relatives, parent companies etc. In effect however there is a limit to this “unlimited” 3rd party agreement because if the 3rd party truly has no link to the club, what incentive do they have to provide the money? Of course Company A can use the player for endorsements however the club has to walk a fine line between fostering these unlinked 3rd party agreements and cannabilising their own sponsorship. By this I mean that if a club can get a company to agree to be a unlinked 3rd party for a player, they could be also using that money as sponsorship therefor eit effectively reduces the overall sponsorship available to the club.
So these 3rd party agreements are really only valuable to the club IF the club already has garnered sufficient revenue through sponsorship to cover the running of the club for the full salary cap amount…THEN after that they can get unlinked 3rd parties to top up.
Money in is still Money In (Very deep I know)
The largest expense of a NRL club would be wages of players I would imagine.
If player A is paid 150K from official sponsorship and Topped off by 300K per annum by an unlinked 3rd part deal.
Then the club club would be ecstatic! Same player, who cares where on the books it is.
there needs to be some form of ROI or they simply wouldnt do it…