General Spotlight on other clubs after Warriors penalty

warriors4life_old

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From nzherald.co.nz

There are suggestions the Warriors aren't the only ones who have done dodgy dealings to get around the NRL salary cap.

The Warriors have been penalised four 2006 NRL season competition points and A$430,000 for a series of breaches, totaling close to one million dollars over the last two years.

In ensuring the club is under the cap in 2006, they will also have their effective salary cap spending reduced for the 2007 season.

The penalties are the most severe since the Bulldogs case a few years ago.

Former Australian international Mark Geyer is certain they are not the only two cases - they are just the ones who have been caught.

Geyer said it is pretty hard to police 15 teams, "…..and if you believe other deals are not going on - you believe in the tooth fairy."

Mark Geyer believes the Bulldogs will be angry at the Warriors' punishment, in comparison to their complete stripping of competition points.

Meanwhile leading Sydney league commentator Andrew Voss feels players' agents need to lose accreditation for their part in the Warriors breach affair, while the talent itself should not go unpunished.

Voss said senior players especially must realise free flights, cell phones and long term employment are illegal under the cap.

However, he said it is hard to punish on an individual level.

Andrew Voss said you can not just suspend a player for half a season, it is a case of one in, all in.

Voss said if a player knows his contract is in breach of salary cap rules he will have to realise his entire team has been punished.

He said the Warriors still get the benefits of a great player like Ruben Wiki, despite breaking the cap, which is unfair.
 

warriors4life_old

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what's wrong with these aussies? we get a harsh punishment and they are still speaking out against us!
 

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