AUS v TONGA @ Mt Smart Stadium // Saturday 20 October - 5:45PM (AEDT) 7:45PM (NZDT)

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  1. titoelcolombiano

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    I'm sorry Tonga but that's just business. The NRL funded the match, the Kangaroos players agreed to pay-cuts. If you don't invest anything into a match, you can't then claim to want the majority of profits. I would imagine that the NRL's return was low too. Most of what they received would have covered costs for hosting the game but in the usual journalism style that is used when reporting on RL the return of their original investment was probably deemed to be ''profit'' just so a negative spin can be put on it.
     
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    So when nz play Tonga next year the NRL are going to take a huge cut cos they organized it....lol

    When are you lot gonna wake up and realize the Aussie's are making mugs out of you all..
     
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    So if the game had made a loss would the Tongans have put their hands up to cover half of the deficit?
     
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    TongaRL have a nerve, if it weren’t for the Kangaroos players each taking a $15k pay cut the game wouldn’t have even happened!
     
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    I read somewhere that when the Four Nations use to be on, Oz, NZ, eng, and the fourth nation would split the profits between the four of the national bodies.

    With this Tonga test without the NRL the game wouldn't of even happened. The NRL underwrote the cost of the match and paid all players, officials etc. Plus on a side note the NRL uses its own funds to help run NRL Tonga (spreading RL in Tonga itself).

    We'd need to see the break down of who got what for the match to give a more accurate opinion on the matter.
     
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    The ARL has a nerve too as 95% of the 26k sell out crowd were Tongan supporters!
     
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    In the 4N the fourth nation received a guaranteed payment while Australia, New Zealand and England, as owners of the concept, would share the profits.
     
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    and?
     
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  9. Pommy

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    Why what did Tonga RL put in to this? They didn’t organise it, they didn’t stump up the initial cash, they didn’t get their players to take a 75% pay cut, they didn’t develop their team.
    5% for f**k all seems like a good deal to me.
    Also I’m pretty sure this will have all been detailed before they agreed to it, it’s a bit rich complaining now.
     
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    Well maybe the TRL can stump up the cash for the next game. Then they can take a bigger share of the profits.
     
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  12. Clarkent

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    Load of bull crap coming out of this post... That game was sold out! And probably more people around the world watched that game then any other international did in a few years on TV... Let's be real NRL made a good profit out of that game... I can't remember a test a match ever been sold out without the Tongan team involved... Tongans at least deserved a fair share of the profit...
     
  13. siv

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    Depends on what the TV rights earnings were

    Were they within the main NRL TV deals or seperate
     
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    Well said sir
     
  15. Pommy

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    Do a fair ammount of the work get a fair ammount of the profit. If the ARL doesn’t get money how are they going to develop the Tonga players?

    And again if they didn’t like the terms why agree to the game in the first place?
     
  16. titoelcolombiano

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    This is how business / investing works. You put up the capital and take the risk. If the venture comes off, you get a return. If it doesn't you cop 100% of the capital loss. I know this is sport and it is a little different but giving grants to Tonga is not the NRL's job, it is the RLIF's job.
     
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    You will find its the APRLF job which Australia sits on

    But in this case its between the 2 nations Australia and Tonga becauses it was not within a tournament. Next year that changes
     
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    How can you sell 26k tickets and not make a decent profit? Was stallion in charge of ticket prices lol? surely that is well over $500k in ticket sales alone?

    As the game was on fox presumably they paid something for the rights to cover it?

    The lack of corporate support for the kangaroos is purely a reflection of the failure of the nrl to build their brand.
     
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    I am wondering if it was free to Fox and SkyNZ

    I suspect the NRL assumed their revenue was for the 200+ NRL games and 3 SOO matches and Rep weekend

    And when you take put the major costs eg NRL club grants and NSWRL and QRL SOO grants

    Everything thing else from NSW to QLD Cup to NRLW to TouchNRL matches and internationals were non revenue generating and a cost burdon

    Thats how it feels anyway
     

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