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The salary cap

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Every 2nd topic I read seems to question how we could be anywhere near the cap

    In Lyon, Stewart, Stewart, Foran, Watmough, Kite and Matai, it is a fair assumption to think that those 7 guys would be taking up at least half of the cap at an average of around 300k each

    So fitting 18 guys into the other half of the cap isn't easy, the average for those blokes would be around 116k per player, so it is quite easy to see why we would be around our cap limit when you toss guys like King, Ballin, Wolfman, Robertson etc into that group
     
  2. Jooe

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    You are kidding if Matai or Foran are on 300k a season unless you are talking about Kiwi dollars  ;D
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Did you see the word average there ?

    Foran will be easily above 300k, they would have had to have paid well to keep him. Matai will be somewhere between 225-250k. Some of those mentioned will be up around or over 400k as well
     
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    • Rusty

      Rusty Well-Known Member

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      Foran is not on 300k, he would be on a contract that might build to that over the next 4 years, but he would not be on that yet. Matai is on $225k from what I have heard.

      Lyon and Choc would be on great coin, and Stewart(s) and Kite on reasonable money as well, but I doubt they use half the cap themselves.
       
    • lsz

      lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Also do not gorget good old back loading etc which means the real value of contract might not be actually represented
       
    • The Who

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      Can you also go through the rosters for the two grand final squads,  Easts and Illawarra, and let us know if you think they are close to the cap limit? I'm sure we'd all be interested.
       
    • Jooe

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      I agree with the price for Matai but if as you say Foran is easily above 300k a year then that's why we have salary cap problems.

      Cheers
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      At full strength our squad matches up to what they will put out next season

      On Foran, he is a young guy with massive talent, and other clubs were making big plays at him, I have no doubt to secure him we would have to be paying good money
       

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