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Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Posted by Wigg'n on Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:28 pm
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Grimmy wrote:
Good for the game, but very bad news for Super League. I can envisage good players preferring to be reserves in the NRL rather than first choice in SL.


The quality of their reserves is amazing as well, watched a few games this year and it’s probably on par with SL.
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Posted by Pieman on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:04 pm
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RichieS wrote:
P[url]remier League and Championship football, Rugby Union, Formula One, Cricket (inc T20) and now even UFC & Boxing[/url] are sports that Sky, BT, ITV, Channel 4/5 will all pay way more for than Rugby League...only really RU, Aussie Rules and maybe F1, Cricket to compete with over in Aus. RL is a much bigger sport for the south, north and east of Australia.

What it seems was our last TV deal was rather rushed, either that or BT were not remotely interested in competing with Sky for Rugby League.


yeah they have all that in Aus aswell, aswell as a smaller population, its just marketed far, far better over there and was never neglected and let to sink into the small sport.
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:03 am
Posted by Trainman on Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:03 am
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I think the biggest issue we are going to have is player drain. They will have a minimum wage of £70k and an average wage of £200k. Just looking at us they could probably double the wage of the likes of Burgess, Gelling, Manfredi, Bateman,& Farrell and still pay them less than their average wage.
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 am
Posted by Cruncher on Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 am
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Trainman wrote:
I think the biggest issue we are going to have is player drain. They will have a minimum wage of £70k and an average wage of £200k. Just looking at us they could probably double the wage of the likes of Burgess, Gelling, Manfredi, Bateman,& Farrell and still pay them less than their average wage.


On last season's form, they'd be lucky.

With the possible exceptions of Manfredi (if he ever plays again) and Bateman (though he's done little in the WC so far), none of those players are NRL standard.

That said ... if they play to the best of their ability, which as Wigan fans we are desperate to see, then it's a different matter.

It's a real Catch-22.
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:54 am
Posted by Wigg'n on Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:54 am
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If players want to go let them. It’ll make SL even worse quality than it is now and then finally the RFL might do something about it.
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:53 pm
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:53 pm
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Wigg'n wrote:
If players want to go let them. It’ll make SL even worse quality than it is now and then finally the RFL might do something about it.


Like what though?
The game over here can't afford to play those sort of salaries, if we try then the game will be bankrupt in less than a decade.
Somehow we need more investment, the next t.v deal needs to be a very good one and the men at the top should be starting to look at and negotiating sooner rather than later otherwise Sky will just walk in with a take it or leave it offer, and we know what happens then.
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Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Posted by nikos on Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 pm
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Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:09 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:09 pm
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We are a salary capped sport and we all understand why. The issue is the difference in the size of the cap. If both competitions had an equal cap then we’d at least be able to compete for the best players. As it stands, the slight increases in our cap mean very little. We still have the same pool of average standard players to choose from but they’d be paid a bit more. Unless we can compete for top quality players, the standard of our game has little chance of improvement.
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:59 pm
Posted by Pieman on Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:59 pm
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Cruncher wrote:
On last season's form, they'd be lucky.

With the possible exceptions of Manfredi (if he ever plays again) and Bateman (though he's done little in the WC so far), none of those players are NRL standard.

That said ... if they play to the best of their ability, which as Wigan fans we are desperate to see, then it's a different matter.

It's a real Catch-22.


to be fair the like of Whitehead and Hodgson werent great in SL but are killing it in the NRL
Re: NRL Salary Increase
Post Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Posted by moto748 on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 pm
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Pieman wrote:
to be fair the like of Whitehead and Hodgson werent great in SL but are killing it in the NRL


That's true, but why is that?

Arguably, better coaching in the NRL, and certainly, being surrounded by better players. Which brings us back to the same problem...
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