2018 Salary Cap

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  1. Wayne's World

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    They only replaced Benji with a low contract and Rein was on a fair bit as well. I think like most clubs they are waiting for the final figure.
     
  2. Captain Apollo

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    Razor is correct on that point. The RLPA has said publicly they won't let the NRL rush through and sign off on the 2018 salary cap until all the items in the CBA are agreed to, with specific mention going to the players getting a fixed percentage of game revenues. Hence the NRL cannot be solely blamed for this situation.
     
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  3. Perth Red

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    I'm thinking this was one of the clubs stipulations not the NRL's. It benefits the clubs enormously to have everything included in the cap amount otherwise they end up picking up the tab for the extras not in the cap on a lower grant amount.

    Smart piece of work by the clubs.
     
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  4. unforgiven

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    Possibly, but I'm sure the clubs expected it to be on top of a $9-10 million salary cap lol
     
  5. Perth Red

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    Not really as they would still be left with the bill. Say base cap was $10 mill then this $850k of extras was on top, that is $850k they would be expected to fund out of the left over grant amount. This way it is included so boosts their overall grant amount and it is covered by the NRL in that way. Win-win for them.
     
  6. siv

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    So my response - status quo $7 mil cap in 2018

    And introduce the revised cap amount in 2019 if settled before mid Oct 2017

    Just in time for the 1st Nov 2017 season 2019 signing window opens

    If not settled by then it must wait for another 12 months and start in 2020
     
  7. Jason Maher

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    Even with the bullshit 1.2 million figure (it's more like 900k), the cap is going up more than we're paying Hunt with even the low offer the NRL have made to clubs. If we were banking on 10 million, Dugan and Widdop would be re-signed already.


    Wait... what? The NRL has already offered clubs over 8 million. They can't possibly renege and lower it back to the current 7 million, or every single club will be way over the cap next year.
     
  8. unforgiven

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    Not win win if they have budgeted $10 million on player salaries
     
  9. Perth Red

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    TBH that is their own stupidity. NRL has never mentioned a potential cap figure. If clubs decided to base recruitment on media speculation then more fool them.
     
  10. unforgiven

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    Salary cap for next year, should have been known 12 months ago.
     
  11. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What should they have budgeted for?

    Every club has players to retain and recruitment to do.
     
  12. unforgiven

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    but I do agree that any club that has over committed has to accept responsibility for that.
    though its hard as they are competing in a very small pool, once one club starts offering contracts on the assumption of 9-10 million, the others are in a position to either match those offers or miss out on players.
     
  13. Vee

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    Missing out on Jack Bird won't hurt.
     
  14. Vee

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    Except that expanding would increase revenue, particularly in WA and NZ(?)
     
  15. Vee

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    Six tackles with Gus podcast addressed this saying 2017 cap with 25 players ~ $284k mean vs 2018 reported cap of $8.84M over 30 players ~ $294k mean. Given the revenue increase, it should be more.
     
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    we wouldn't be in this fiasco if Davey Boy Smith was still in charge
     
  17. Perth Red

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    Not saying g it isnt poor planning on the nrl's part that it's gptmthis late in the day butnwhere has this mythical figure of $10mill been plucked from? Why not plan on $9mill or $12mill or some other figure a club may think it will be?

    A safe bet would have been to aim at a reasonable $8.5-$9mill with some clauses if you're chasing a star that they'll get more if cap ends up being more.
     
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  18. Vee

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    I reckon Contra is a con. Take the cash, what are Fox going to do, not advertise the footy?
     
  19. Perth Red

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    It does seem pretty tight. It does need to be incremental but an avg of $10mill cap not including the $800k of other player expenses mentioned in that article with a club gra t of $13million, meaning clubs get $2.2mill after player expenses to build their business sustainability seems reasonable.

    That would be $208mill out of an expected nrl revenue of around $520-540mill

    If the nrl can't run itself, the game and grassroots on $300mill plus a year we are in trouble!
     
  20. Vee

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    He had a clue how to run a business. That's why Rupert didn't want him in Rugby League.
     

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