McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Got something to discuss about RL in general? Then this is the place to post it.
josie andrews
Posts: 25665
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:17 pm
Location: Wigan
Contact:

McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:52 am

Toronto coach Brian McDermott has admitted the club are finding it difficult to attract players to the club because they are forced to pay “overs”.

The newly promoted Wolfpack currently have the competition’s smallest squad, with just 23 players on their roster.

And McDermott insists that is because they are close to filling their salary cap space, as they have to pay players more than other clubs would.

We’re just on the cap at the moment and potentially (close to) breaching it so we’re working through some processes at the moment,” he said following Toronto’s friendly win over Castleford on Sunday. “It’s live so we’re not completely over the cap right now and by the start of the season we’ll be okay.

We’ve got to pay overs for everyone to come and play at our club because they’ve got to run two homes.

“They’ve either got to run a home in Australia, New Zealand or the UK, then when they go to Toronto they’ve got to run a home there, so all players want to come but nobody wants to come for lower than their market price.

“So, for example, a bloke who’s on the market for £10 won’t come unless we pay £12 or £13. Now go times that by 15 players, and that’s being conservative, it’s more than that, it’s a fair chunk that’s not spent on players.

“So we find ourselves right at the limit of the salary cap right now, but we haven’t overspent.”

https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/mcdermot ... les-26049/
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

josie andrews
Posts: 25665
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:17 pm
Location: Wigan
Contact:

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:54 am

Toronto could ask for salary cap dispensation

Toronto coach Brian McDermott says the Wolfpack are working closely with the RFL after admitting they are at their salary cap limit.

The Wolfpack have just 23 players in their squad ahead of their maiden season in Super League, one of which – Greg Worthington – will start the campaign on loan at Championship side Featherstone.

https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/to ... pensation/
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

User avatar
Wigan_forever1985
Posts: 5280
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:50 pm

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:10 pm

Ridiculous - if people dont want to live there dont play there simples
Always be yourself - unless you can be Dan Bilzerian then ALWAYS be Dan Bilzerian!

Barney841
Posts: 680
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:24 am

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by Barney841 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:28 pm

Shouldn’t of signed sonny bill if it wasn’t gonna leave them like this

User avatar
Mike
Site Admin
Posts: 5376
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Contact:

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by Mike » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:53 pm

Barney841 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Shouldn’t of signed sonny bill if it wasn’t gonna leave them like this
hes marquee so has fixed value.

ancientnloyal
Posts: 14124
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:33 pm
Location: Howe Bridge
Contact:

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by ancientnloyal » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:18 pm

ridiculous if they get dispensation.
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me to be honest!

Ellery Hanley our Crown Jewel 💎

Shaun1967
Posts: 910
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:58 pm

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by Shaun1967 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:08 pm

How can he moan about players from Oz & NZ having to run two homes when Toronto is closer to Oz & NZ than the UK is?
Does he think our overseas players nip home between games?
“Usually the fans that abuse players like Sam have never done anything of any note themselves. They’re nobodies, whose greatest claim to fame is abusing someone who has, and these so-called ‘Eddie the Experts’ pretend to their mates that they have."

WALLY LEWIS

Barney841
Posts: 680
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:24 am

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by Barney841 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:01 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:53 pm
Barney841 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Shouldn’t of signed sonny bill if it wasn’t gonna leave them like this
hes marquee so has fixed value.
In what way? Thought it only covered so much of their wage?

shaunedwardsfanclub
Posts: 6224
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:08 pm

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:17 pm

Barney841 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Mike wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:53 pm
Barney841 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Shouldn’t of signed sonny bill if it wasn’t gonna leave them like this
hes marquee so has fixed value.
In what way? Thought it only covered so much of their wage?
The cost against the cap will be £150k for SBW.
Winning is down to 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration - Shaun Edwards

fozzieskem
Posts: 3181
Joined: Sat May 14, 2016 10:54 am

Re: McDermott outlines Toronto recruitment struggles

Post by fozzieskem » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:51 pm

shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Barney841 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Mike wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:53 pm


hes marquee so has fixed value.
In what way? Thought it only covered so much of their wage?
The cost against the cap will be £150k for SBW.
That may be true but what on earth are they paying other players?

I can't,off the top of my head think of one player who I would want at wigan, yet we are expected to believe they're almost up to the cap with that squad?

Post Reply