2018 Salary Cap

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The NRL’s biggest hint at 2018 salary cap, RLPA responds


    April 21, 2017 4:08pm
    By Simon Brunsdon
    Fox Sports


    THE NRL has given the biggest hint yet of what the salary cap will look like beyond 2017.

    The governing body sent an email to all 16 clubs on Thursday telling them to prepare for a spend of $9.14 million, including allowances for a squad of 30 players and six development list players.

    While it appears the NRL and Rugby League Players’ Association are edging towards finalising the figure, it’s stressed the $9.14m mark is only a guide for clubs to help them prepare their rosters.

    But the RLPA stressed negotiations are ongoing.

    “The RLPA has been made aware of correspondence sent by the NRL to clubs in relation to the salary cap for 2018,” an RLPA spokesperson told foxsports.com.au.

    “Our understanding is that the clubs have been directed to comply with a salary cap figure that was set out in the NRL’s proposal of 30 March 2017.

    “From the RLPA’s point of view, the salary cap figure for 2018 and beyond must be agreed through the collective negotiation process.

    “No such figure has been agreed at this point in time.

    “We are in the process of preparing our response to the NRL’s initial offer, which will include a proposed salary cap amount.”

    With clubs, players, and managers all trying to prepare for season 2018 and beyond the uncertainty of a salary cap has created tension between the NRL and stakeholders.

    Warriors boss Jim Doyle said at least with a tentative figure now to work with, clubs will be able to begin planning their squads.

    “The NRL came out last night and told the clubs here’s a number that you now have to use for the salary cap, so for the first time we’ve got clarity from them,” Doyle told Warriors TV.

    “Whether that’s the final number or not, who knows.

    “There’s 238 players across the NRL that are not signed beyond on the end of this year. We’ve got a roster, we’ve got a group of players in that category.”



    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...s/news-story/56ec90c1e2d8b778f54b3285c4fc8b6e
     
  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Adrian Brunker

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    Seems the rlpa are thinking this is the NRL's initial offer only and there is room to go up. They are preparing their response lol.

    I cant see the nrl budging at all really.


    Time to see how much power the rlpa has.

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  3. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Ben Kennedy

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    Least the clubs can budget a little better now!
    2.1mil increase with a extra 5 players in the squad and the minimal wage to go from 82.5k to 100k seems to be fair.
     
  4. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Paul the Chief Harragon

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    By my reckoning only 2 clubs with serious coin is us and the Tigers? With the player merry go around surely we can get a few signings of note.
     
  5. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Ben Kennedy

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    Id say 4-5 signings will pop up over the next 3mths.

    Then re-signing most of our current squad seems to be where its heading.
    Most are cheap contracted players as is and we need to fill a 30 player roster.
    Hopefully those 4-5 players are of high quality :confused:
     
  6. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Adrian Brunker

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    It's the signings of note part that we need. We've missed out on every player of note so far.

    Whatever happens Feeney is not likley to be our long term half, cogger maybe but he is an unknown now with his injury. I'll be watching for what half we can get. And what forwards we can get to help them.

    SKD is not going to improve our team beyond where it is now without forwards and a half.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's not really 9.14m

     
  8. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Ben Kennedy

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    Dont the clubs already do that now?

    So either way its still a 2.1mil increase
     
  9. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No they don't.
     
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    member 2299 Andrew 'Joey' Johns

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    Well they should. NRL Squad is limited to about $8.8 million.

    The problem is some have been budgeting for up to $9.8 million. Not the brown paper bag guys, however.
     
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  11. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    There are some allowances paid to the RLPA at the moment but they don't come out of the cap.
     
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    Newcastle Forever NEW-CAS-TLE

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    If clubs want a 30% gap between the cap and the grant they can't expect the cap to be that high

    It will be closer to $9m than $10m
     
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    NRL reveals plans to keep local players at clubs with $500,000 concession


    MICHAEL CARAYANNIS, The Sunday Telegraph
    April 29, 2017 10:00pm



    THE NRL is planning to halt the exodus of local players leaving clubs by implementing a record half a million dollar concession for long-serving players in the wake of fan favourites Josh Reynolds and Aaron Woods club swapping.

    NRL boss Todd Greenberg has pledged to find more ways to keep long serving players and local juniors at their clubs.

    A $300,000 veteran player allowance grant is in included in this year’s salary cap, while the NRL has proposed to increase that to $400,000 as part of a revamped salary cap during their recent offer to the Rugby League Players Association.

    But the Sunday Telegraph has learnt that the number could rise to as high as $500,000 once the negotiations between the NRL and the RLPA advance.

    “There are allowances in the salary cap for long serving players,” Greenberg said.

    “From our discussions in the collective bargaining agreement with the RLPA we’ve put forward additional opportunities to keep long serving players at clubs.

    “Ultimately these are decisions for clubs to make. It is a competitive market place, obviously commercial offers need to be considered by players.

    “We need to find ways to continue to rewards clubs to continue to bring local juniors through.

    “We are exploring it right now. Our initial response to the RLPA, I think you will find we have given a substantial increase to allowances for long serving players.”

    Any increase will help a host of off-contract one-club players including John Sutton, Jason Nightingale, Paul Gallen and Shaun Kenny-Dowall remain at their respective clubs beyond this year.

    Greenberg was Canterbury boss when Reynolds made his debut in 2011 so understands the significance the Bulldogs juniors defection to the Tigers will have.

    “I’m not aware of the internal machinations of the club,” Greenberg said. “I was there when Josh debut.

    “He is clearly a well-loved player by the fans. In a very competitive market place, clearly he has got a good offer. I’m very happy for Josh that he has a strong future in the NRL and I’m sure he will give the Wests Tigers great service.”

    The RLPA in the process of finalising its counter collective-bargaining agreement offer to the NRL with a submission due within the next fortnight before a fresh round of negotiations take place.

    Greenberg said he “was not concerned” by clubs potentially overspending on next year’s salary cap after the $8.84 figure came in well below forecasts despite the NRL writing to clubs recently to warning them not to break the proposed budget.

    “What we wanted to do was put a marker so clubs could plan and it’s exactly the same thing we have seen other sports do,” Greenberg said.

    “The AFL did something similar last year, and they still haven’t concluded their CBA yet their season is underway. It was a prudent move to put a marker to clubs so they can plan.

    “We’ve said consistently we’d like to do the deal sooner rather than later. I’m not going to put a time frame on it because all that does is give us a self imposes deadline.”


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...n/news-story/132bbe2082f0d60fe47be5f9a7edc17a
     
  14. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    $200k increase? Zzzzz.
     
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  15. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Adrian Brunker

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    Yep, a nothing announcement. In fact, all this does is give the broncs and dogs etc another leg up by giving them even more money they can spend on the cap, making their TPA spend, which will remain the same, even more effective.

    The NRL bleat on about how their salary cap spreads the talent, yet keep introducing ways that make it easier for clubs to horde talent.
     
  16. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Ben Kennedy

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    Update on CBA negotiations


    Wed 17 May, 2017, 3:20pm
    Media Release, NRL



    The NRL and 16 clubs today agreed on a united position to deliver players a fair share of the game's revenue in the current CBA negotiations.

    CEO Todd Greenberg said everyone in the game agrees that the players deserve to be recognised as genuine partners in the game and fairly compensated for the quality of football being delivered in the NRL every week.

    He said the NRL and clubs today agreed on a proposal which will deliver a significant increase in funding for players, wellbeing and development.

    Mr Greenberg said the NRL and RLPA had agreed to negotiate privately rather than giving detailed updates on the proposals being discussed.

    “However, I can say that we believe we have all landed on a fair positon to be discussed with the RLPA which has the backing of all 16 club Chairmen and CEOs,” he said.

    “We look forward to discussing that proposal further with the RLPA in the coming weeks.”


    https://www.nrl.com/update-on-cba-negotiations/tabid/10874/newsid/106893/default.aspx
     
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    EASBay17 Shane Christensen

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    Anyone watching nrl360 atm? They claiming the cap will go down, im not sure if thats down on the projected cap rise or down on what it is now, but if true its great news for us you would think.
     
  18. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    There is zero chance it goes down from the current $7m.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Storm and Sharks too
     
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    88Knight4life Ben Kennedy

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    Dragons as well
     

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