Question regarding Testimonials??

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moto748
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Re: Question regarding Testimonials??

Post by moto748 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:47 am

OK, thanks. :)

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Re: Question regarding Testimonials??

Post by josie andrews » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:02 am

EDINBURGH-WARRIOR wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:43 pm
I was under the impression that the RFL had to sanction any player testimonial . Used to only be granted if a player served ten years at one club . Not sure of the rules now .

Regards EW
I always knew it was the RFL that awarded a testimonial. The players club had to request it.

And yes, it was ten years at the same club. But there isn’t as much loyalty these days I suppose money & agents see to that! 🤨
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Re: Question regarding Testimonials??

Post by The booze hound » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:45 pm

The way it's done now could be because of the salary cap. (Purely a guess but I'd think money generated from testimonial events for a player would count on the cap if not authorised by the RFL)

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Re: Question regarding Testimonials??

Post by DaveO » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:44 am

Yes it’s the RFL who sanction them.

Think about it for a minute. Testimonials generate income for the player. Income from RL related activities normally equals a hit on the salary cap!

If clubs could sanction them off their own bat we’d have loads of them for senior players as trick to get around the cap.

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