NZ's Super15 teams to sign offshore players

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  1. TRF_Cymro

    TRF_Cymro Cymro The White

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    http://www.rugbyweek.com/news/article.asp?id=26365
     
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    this is good. overseas players will benefit greatly from playing for NZ Super 14 teams. btw is that cheerleader missing her front tooth? ew.
     
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    TRF_Olyy English Arrogance

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    They've gone about it the right way as well, by expanding the teams. It makes sure they aren't taking away places from NZ players
     
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    Interesting. I'm sure some french players would love to play in NZ...
     
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    TRF_Olyy English Arrogance

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    The money bit at the bottom, am i right in thinking it means:
    Minimum wage is $70k,
    Maximum wage is $180k, but the NZRU can also pay players as much as they want, but only to All Black players?
     
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    TRF_Cymro Cymro The White

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    Think so and its good to have a cap there also. Smart move.
     
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    Players do also get their ITM cup retainer (ranging from $15k-$60k), however is there any wonder that the vast majority of NZ players go overseas to earn more money?
    http://www.nzrpa.co.nz/home/news?p=view&news_id=92
     
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    TRF_Olyy English Arrogance

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    It's hardly pittance though.


    With the NZRU thing, does that mean that if the NZRU started making mega bucks somehow, they could, in theory, pay the All Blacks players more than the French clubs?
     
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    In theory yes, however our top players (McCaw, Carter) are getting approximately $500,000/year - Toulon reportedly offered SBW $2 Million/year, 4 times as much as our highest paid All Blacks! The NZRFU has recorded losses over the last 2-3 years so I don't see them being able to match the French clubs anytime soon.
     
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    The wages on offer won't attract Europe based players...............unless the mooted 20/20 rugby competition in SA goes ahead and in effect tops up salaries for the Super XV.

    For example Brian O'Driscoll's contract runs out after the 2011 World Cup. He could take up a big money deal/pension in France or he could take a few months off, play the 20/20 tournament in SA in January 2012 and then sign for a Super XV club in SA, Oz or, with this relaxation of the rules, NZ.
     
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    Yeah, i saw about that as well,
    I just meant in theory, i know that players won't be getting that level of money anywhere but France (or to a lesser extent Japan)
     
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    I think the allure of being an All-Black is enough to keep a lot of players in NZ, and in bringing Sonny-Bill over.
     
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