Story doesnt add up.
1. No clubs involved quoted, The only quote is from Richo, who manages to simultaneously complain that Souths can't afford it and sook that they were denied by the NRL.
2. The number threatening to send the clubs spiraling into debt is around $350k, or equivalent to the salary of 1 middle of the road NRL player. Pleeeeease.
The only thing this story proves is why South Sydney were rightfully denied a foundation position in this competition.
That article was a pile of dog doo. All the clubs knew they had to fund their WNRL campaigns and the 4 successful clubs were the ones actually willing to put their hands in their pockets. This article is just sour grapes Richo's behalf as they did not want to spend a cent and doubt they could afford it anyway.
Interesting they say the clubs had to pay a $50K entry fee. I seem to remember when talking to people involved in the application process that it was the other way round, that $50K was the grant the NRL paid to the sucessful clubs
Governments are literally throwing money at women's sport right now.
Who at the NRL is liaising with governments to capitalise on this? Do any of them even know how to submit a grant application?
All the clubs knew they had to fund their WNRL campaigns and the 4 successful clubs were the ones actually willing to put their hands in their pockets.
Spot on. They'd build a stadium on Mars and cover travel costs if AFLW needed it.
But seriously $1.5M to run a 4 week 4 team "comp"? Travel, accommodation and staff already paid, what the f**k? $50K entry fee seems absurd too.
Cronulla had a $200K a year major sponsor onboard and had done the promo photos with giant cheque and everything expecting a side so they were definitely willing.