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IanR_old

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NRL salary cap to rise to $4m



The NRL salary cap will rise to $4 million from next season after club chief executives agreed to the increase at a meeting with the NRL.

Club bosses supported the Rugby League Professionals Association push to lift the cap from the current base figure of $3.36 million at Thursday's chief executives' meeting.

RLPA president Simon Woolford welcomed the news and expected there to be no hitches in the NRL signing off on the deal next week.

"I would expect a handshake agreement on the salary cap on Tuesday," Woolford said.

"There's a lot of positives to come out of reaching an agreement on the cap ... it will be the start of a really good working relationship between the NRL and RLPA.

"On top of that, the clubs need to know next year's cap so they know how they can spend their money from June 30."

NRL chief executive David Gallop said he was pleased the RLPA had scrapped plans to shoot for a $5 million salary cap.

"The clubs supported the new position which includes a further lift in the cap and the club grant," said NRL chief executive David Gallop.

Meanwhile, player manager Gavin Orr's future in rugby league is in serious doubt after club bosses supported compulsory player manager accreditation.

Paul Osborne, the NRL agent accreditation scheme's chief operating officer, has been pushing hard for compulsory accreditation, which would effectively end the involvement of unaccredited managers in the NRL.

"It will mean they can't be involved in negotiations, can't sign a contract, they effectively won't be able to operate in the industry," Osborne said.

"I had a meeting with the player managers a couple of weeks ago and they all supported the move.

"That means all four - the managers, the players, the clubs and the NRL - support it.

"You can read from that it will happen, and hopefully very quickly."

Orr, the manager of Sonny Bill Williams, has already been denied accreditation, following allegations he forged the signature of Parramatta forward Fuifui Moimoi.

The accreditation of leading managers George Mimis (Mark Gasnier) and Jim Banaghan (Ruben Wiki) is also under review.

There are currently 31 accredited managers, with the number likely to rise to 50 in coming months.

Orr was unavailable for comment.

Other key points to come out of the meeting:

- The possibility of a cap concession for current players who take on a cadetship to become a referee

- Clubs agreed to a 25-week competition next year, with one bye for each team, following the inclusion of the Gold Coast Titans franchise in 2007.

- A more flexible McIntyre finals system which rewards higher-ranked teams with a genuine `home city' advantage

- Further investigation of a National Youth Competition to be conducted.

https://www.smh.com.au/news/Sport/NRL-salary-cap-to-rise-to-4m/2006/05/11/1146940670895.html
 

AliN_old

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good news Ian but how far away from the ESL salary cap?
Once they are both on an even keel, our young players, or talented players we can't afford to keep, won't swarm to the northern hemisphere.
But at least this is a step in the right direction
 

Bulldog_old

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clubs will still be rorting the cap if they arent doing it already.
 

Jackal_old

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great news...not only for the game, but it means the warriors 'reduced salary cap' for next season won't be as low
 

Jesbass_old

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- Clubs agreed to a 25-week competition next year, with one bye for each team, following the inclusion of the Gold Coast Titans franchise in 2007.

Very interesting, that. It means teams can't rely on the bye as much to alleviate poor form or injuries.
 

Esoj_old

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it may or may not make much difference to the warriors next season. it depends how close to the cap the warriors really are. considering the salary cap scandal this year and the off loading of villa plus maybe some others at the end of thie year we may not have that much room to move to buy high profile players.
 

Ronnie_7_old

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Jesbass said:
- Clubs agreed to a 25-week competition next year, with one bye for each team, following the inclusion of the Gold Coast Titans franchise in 2007.

Very interesting, that. It means teams can't rely on the bye as much to alleviate poor form or injuries.

Yep and the team that has the bye in the opening rounds will be doing it hard for the rest of the year
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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It'll be interesting to see when the byes are given. 8 byes (2 teams per round), 25 weeks.
 

Utai_old

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There probably wont be a bye in the opening rounds, each team has one bye and there are 16 teams and 25 rounds. For one team to have a bye since their is a even number of teams, it really means two teams will need to have a bye. That means that there will only been 8 of the 25 rounds where teams have a bye. Its just a matter of when the byes occur, probably in the middle of the season so as not to favour certain teams in the run in to the playoffs. Plus seeing that most teams lose after the bye, its not such a disadvantage to not have two.
 

PHANTOM MENACE_old

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More Good News




Warriors look to rosy future

The Warriors NRL future is looking a lot rosier all of a sudden.


News of a more than $250,000 increase to the salary cap from next year has been welcomed with open arms by all the clubs, but more so at the Warriors, due to the added bonus of the exchange rate.


However, even more exciting for Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah is the agreement from all the clubs to set up a new under-20s competition, funded by the NRL.


Scurrah says this is huge news for his franchise.


He says given all the other NRL outfits already have lower grade teams, the Warriors will benefit the most if the idea gets off the ground.


Wayne Scurrah says the competition would offer young New Zealanders a better career path into the Warriors and may stop some of the player drain to other NRL clubs.



Under 20s now thats great news
 

PHANTOM MENACE_old

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All the great talent form the under 16s and 18s will be together at the Warriors. Great news
 

Swanley_old

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The best thing to happen to the club since us making the grand final....
 

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