The 10-year plan to keep Sam Burgess a Bunny in an administration role

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The 10-year plan to keep Sam Burgess a Bunny in an administration role

Post by josie andrews » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:54 pm

Retired South Sydney rugby league star Sam Burgess is set to be employed in a highly paid administration role by the NRL club.

News Corp reported that English forward Burgess — who had to give the game away because of a shoulder injury — will earn as much as $360,000 a season over 10 years in the job.

That would take him up to the amount he was set to receive as a contracted player over the next three years.

Souths are reportedly waiting on their request to medically retire Burgess from the game before signing off on a deal for the 30 year-old.

That could happen as soon as the end of the week.

The role reportedly involves football administration, recuitment and working with sponsors.

“There’s nothing official to say just yet,” Burgess told The Daily Telegraph. “We are working through the deal at the moment and I am excited at the prospect of developing further skills off the field.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 3a58502712
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Re: The 10-year plan to keep Sam Burgess a Bunny in an administration role

Post by DaveO » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:35 am

So he was on $1.2m a season!

That is at today’s exchange rate £631k.

Meanwhile Carney thinks RL in the U.K. might consider a cap of £1m for the entire team.

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Re: The 10-year plan to keep Sam Burgess a Bunny in an administration role

Post by fozzieskem » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:43 am

DaveO wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:35 am
So he was on $1.2m a season!

That is at today’s exchange rate £631k.

Meanwhile Carney thinks RL in the U.K. might consider a cap of £1m for the entire team.
Quite damning isn’t it really that he thinks that?

Are we as a sport rewarding mediocrity by paying these journeymen so much?

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Re: The 10-year plan to keep Sam Burgess a Bunny in an administration role

Post by DaveO » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:08 pm

fozzieskem wrote:
DaveO wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:35 am
So he was on $1.2m a season!

That is at today’s exchange rate £631k.

Meanwhile Carney thinks RL in the U.K. might consider a cap of £1m for the entire team.
Quite damning isn’t it really that he thinks that?

Are we as a sport rewarding mediocrity by paying these journeymen so much?
It’s catch 22. The salary cap is already low enough it doesn’t attract the top players but at £2.1m its large enough to overpay some what will come for the money available.

One thing is for sure, cutting it to £1m would mean you’d never have a chance of keeping hold of players like Gildart and what that £631k salary tells you is if you want the best players and so fewer journeymen you need a much bigger salary cap, not a smaller one.

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Re: The 10-year plan to keep Sam Burgess a Bunny in an administration role

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:27 pm

DaveO wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:08 pm
fozzieskem wrote:
DaveO wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:35 am
So he was on $1.2m a season!

That is at today’s exchange rate £631k.

Meanwhile Carney thinks RL in the U.K. might consider a cap of £1m for the entire team.
Quite damning isn’t it really that he thinks that?

Are we as a sport rewarding mediocrity by paying these journeymen so much?
It’s catch 22. The salary cap is already low enough it doesn’t attract the top players but at £2.1m its large enough to overpay some what will come for the money available.

One thing is for sure, cutting it to £1m would mean you’d never have a chance of keeping hold of players like Gildart and what that £631k salary tells you is if you want the best players and so fewer journeymen you need a much bigger salary cap, not a smaller one.
I’ve made no secret that I feel the salary cap should go,it hasn’t worked other than to drive the standard down,would clubs go under?well the answer to that is maybe but plenty of clubs have withered on the vine as it stands now..

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