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tajhay

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Mar 30, 2012
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Warriors with $27000 shit why can't we get tpa's via Mazda or sky city, Wendy's, or even nz tourism.( nothing hits like a bt30 other then a warrior).....
Was around 200k last year.

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Miket12

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Apr 20, 2012
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So do I. You can guarantee that some clubs are hiding payments.
It’s not just hidden payments to players and doesn’t just involve the NRL. In the days of amateur rugby, a club in Tauranga was done for taking over payments of players mortgages in order to get them to switch from one club to another.

Another was sponsored by a local new car dealership. Players would take their crapped out cars to them and use them as trade ins for new cars. Only thing was, they only had to pay a small amount for the difference between their rust buckets and brand new cars.

An ex-kiwi and NRL player told me he never had to do any maintenance on his house.... he just mentioned what needed to be done to someone in the club and the costs were met by rich backers of the club. The club captain at the time managed to get quite a large rental portfolio by buying old houses cheaply and having the club do the restoration work for him.

Then there’s the stories of clubs “hiring” WAGS as office staff, cleaners etc. who would earn thousands of dollars for a few hours work... if they did any work.
 

fizurg

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May 18, 2012
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It’s not just hidden payments to players and doesn’t just involve the NRL. In the days of amateur rugby, a club in Tauranga was done for taking over payments of players mortgages in order to get them to switch from one club to another.

Another was sponsored by a local new car dealership. Players would take their crapped out cars to them and use them as trade ins for new cars. Only thing was, they only had to pay a small amount for the difference between their rust buckets and brand new cars.

An ex-kiwi and NRL player told me he never had to do any maintenance on his house.... he just mentioned what needed to be done to someone in the club and the costs were met by rich backers of the club. The club captain at the time managed to get quite a large rental portfolio by buying old houses cheaply and having the club do the restoration work for him.

Then there’s the stories of clubs “hiring” WAGS as office staff, cleaners etc. who would earn thousands of dollars for a few hours work... if they did any work.
The NRL looked into players getting sweetheart early investor deals on real estate projects and deemed them to not breaking any rules.
 

Miket12

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Apr 20, 2012
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The NRL looked into players getting sweetheart early investor deals on real estate projects and deemed them to not breaking any rules.
That was with the Cowboys. It was decided not that it wasn’t wrong but that they hadn’t broken the rules as they stood at that time. It was the NRL rules that were around the salary cap which were inadequate. My understanding is they’ve now been altered so that a club would be in breach of the rules if they tried it again.
 
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fizurg

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That was with the Cowboys. It was decided not that it wasn’t wrong but that they hadn’t broken the rules as they stood at that time. It was the NRL rules that were around the salary cap which were inadequate. My understanding is they’ve now been altered so that a club would be in breach of the rules if they tried it again.
Which would likely mean the clubs are less obvious about it. It would be pretty much impossible to police if teams made any real effort to hide it.
 

bruce

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Then there’s the stories of clubs “hiring” WAGS as office staff, cleaners etc. who would earn thousands of dollars for a few hours work... if they did any work.
The Rorters have always done that...always...even when they were challenging for the spoon.
 

JaggedJ

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Apr 19, 2018
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The Mole posted this today. There are so many scams in the NRL it's embarassing.

NRL RELEASE THIRD PARTY AGREEMENT DETAILS

The NRL released the values of the 16 clubs' third party agreements (TPAs) last week, and they raised plenty of eyebrows.

But the figures - published on the NRL's official website - only show what the clubs officially list as TPAs.

Several clubs have found ways to funnel money to players by TPAs that are not on the books.

One club, for instance, has a wealthy property developer as a benefactor and he builds apartment blocks, then sells units to star players for far less than market value.

It's not illegal (although somewhat shady) and the NRL even knows it happens.

And then, of course, there is the best TPA of all - the renowned brown paper bag
 

bruce

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The Mole posted this today. There are so many scams in the NRL it's embarassing.
Tony Iro, when recently retired from the Rorters, was quite open and insistent about brown paper bags, even when questioned as to whether he was for real.
Well it seems Eric Watson’s were very busy with other things while he owned the club.
Clubs win because of single mindedness through the whole club. Watson was single minded about one thing, screwing people for money. Deep down he didn't give a shite about this club.
 

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