You know the whole reason why the sport started in Australia was the governing body of the nswru not giving players their share of the money they made
the higher cap has kept the stars in the nrl when at one stage union was picking whoever they wanted
if nrl players can earn 2 million plus good luck to them. And if league has higher wages then union then of course that’s an area where the game can take any union player they want
if you look at the player pool of union plus those juniors they could add hundreds of players to the nrl talent pool
the players will do a similar deal as last time so if the arlc get more revenue then the cap goes up accordingly
this 11 million cap is before any new tv deals are done for team 18
nobody begrudges nfl nba or premier league soccer players from getting ridiculous money
the arlc just cut out all the wasted money that geenberg was spending. Literally they cut 70 million out of spending and the game is actually in better shape than before
If the ARLC and V'Landys really want to earn their pay cheque and make the most powerful and influencing decision and outcome for Rugby League and in fact all other sports that could recruit from outside Australia, they would go to work on the Federal Sports Minister and the Treasurer and try to get them to look at and eventually reforming the Tax act to exempt Sports people from a large wack of their taxable income just like France does to entice talent to their country.
For example France only taxed Semi Radradra eight per cent under exemptions for “entertainers” written into French legislation to lure foreign talent and keep local talent.
That is the way to go if we could somehow pull it off. But we now have Lord V'Landys running the game and we hear how he has the ear of all the pollies, and he is the deal maker or deal makers. Also we have a sports(RL) loving Prime Minister right now that is a also a labour man and we know how the left love giving money to good causes more then the right. Right? Well this would be a great cause for all sport in this country.
The instant love affair we would see from athletes from all over the world would be in my opinion mind blowing. It would attract so many topline athletes to our shores that would normally never entertain the thought otherwise. Soccer would also get a massive boost from something like this. It would be a way to offset our weak Australian dollar as well. The list of international sports that this would boost is endless and as an extra side bonus, the AFL would get virtually nothing from this tremendous outcome. Win freakin win win!
Sure this would be a massive endeavour to get it to ever happen and V'Landys' cause would be strengthened if he allied himself with other sporting leaders like from Basketball and the like, but it is definitely worth the effort if by some miracle they could pull it off. I'm sure if you studied the French model closely they would find many positives and advantages to a tax reform such as this. That is what V'Landys and the other sports leaders need to collate and keep pointing out to the Government and what beneficial outcomes the nation overall will gain from this.
Filling our League, Soccer and Basketball stadiums with extra fans and the positive knock on effect of down the line sales that that creates would be one such positive that could potentially negate any loss of tax revenue from the athletes themselves I would think. I mean Governments bid big on sporting events to be played in their cities because of the business revenue that those events create. Well this will only make those sorts of sporting events even bigger and generate more interest if we have more of the better athletes in the world in them competing. And we will be creating more blockbuster events if we can keep getting better and better athlete to our country that people want to see.
Anyway just a thought, but something that maybe should be looked at if we really want to change the playing field in this country especially in RL's case we could literally take over all the best talent coming out of the Pacific overnight and European Rugby wouldn't get a look in like it does now.