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Murdoch Massila

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 pm
by shaunedwardsfanclub
I have been informed that his wife has become the first professional woman to play rugby league in this country. One question, should this payment be counted against Warrington's salary cap?

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:21 pm
by wall_of_voodoo
Wouldn't really matter

All the Wire players are paid buttons to play anyways. They all play for the "love" of the club hence why they can recruit who they want when they want

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:47 pm
by Levrier
I asked a similar question a few weeks back when I asked what happens if a player marries one of the back office staff.

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 pm
by shaunedwardsfanclub
The Super League Salary Cap Regulations state, under section 5.2, that: Wherever salary or other benefits are expressed to be paid, payable or Accruing 'to a Player,' such expression will be deemed to include payments that are paid, payable or Accrue to, or for the benefit of the spouse.

I interpret that to mean it should be charged to Wire's salary cap.

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:49 pm
by ancientnloyal
She play prop? We need one

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 pm
by josie andrews
shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 pm
I have been informed that his wife has become the first professional woman to play rugby league in this country. One question, should this payment be counted against Warrington's salary cap?
Do you mean she is the "first woman" to play "professional RL"?.

Which RL club does she play for & why would her earnings count against Warrington's salary cap???

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:24 am
by shaunedwardsfanclub
josie andrews wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 pm
shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 pm
I have been informed that his wife has become the first professional woman to play rugby league in this country. One question, should this payment be counted against Warrington's salary cap?
Do you mean she is the "first woman" to play "professional RL"?.

Which RL club does she play for & why would her earnings count against Warrington's salary cap???
I am told that she is the first woman to be paid to play RL in England. She plays for Warrington and is paid by Warrington, therefore her salary should be counted against the salary cap.

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:45 am
by josie andrews
shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:24 am
josie andrews wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 pm
shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 pm
I have been informed that his wife has become the first professional woman to play rugby league in this country. One question, should this payment be counted against Warrington's salary cap?
Do you mean she is the "first woman" to play "professional RL"?.

Which RL club does she play for & why would her earnings count against Warrington's salary cap???
I am told that she is the first woman to be paid to play RL in England. She plays for Warrington and is paid by Warrington, therefore her salary should be counted against the salary cap.

Ah, right.

I'm not sure if any of our girls get paid cos they've all got jobs as far as I know, they play & train part time!

They must have the same elastic SC as Leeds & Saints 😜😜

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:23 am
by Woody1989
I don't see why that should count on Wires cap. She's not playing for the mens team so it makes no sense to include her salary on the mens teams cap.

It would also reduce incentive for clubs to run womens teams as it would reduce the amount they could pay in salary to the mens team. Surely it would be better to give them their own cap?

Re: Murdoch Massila

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:27 am
by josie andrews
Woody1989 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:23 am
I don't see why that should count on Wires cap. She's not playing for the mens team so it makes no sense to include her salary on the mens teams cap.

It would also reduce incentive for clubs to run womens teams as it would reduce the amount they could pay in salary to the mens team. Surely it would be better to give them their own cap?
But they & several other SL clubs, us included this season, won't run a Reserve team 😡

That's the biggest problem, although it is 'supposed' to be addressed next season!