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AdrianB

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Player wage cuts
« on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 06:27* »

https://twitter.com/FoyChris/status/1240749914000424960?s=19
Gloucester tell players & staff that wages will be cut by 25% and others adopting same approach (indications are Wasps, Harlequins and Leicester + more TBC). Uproar about measure just days after games suspended.

https://twitter.com/FoyChris/status/1240750301939994624?s=19
Wage cut policy follows 6-hour talks between Prem club owners, amid fears that some clubs could go bust ‘within weeks’ due to suspension caused by coronavirus outbreak.

Would this bring Sarries under the salary cap this season ☺

Seriously though will all the clubs survive? Not just in the premiership but also lower leagues.

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Nico Wilson

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 07:31* »
I read somewhere that one club, possibly Northampton, will lose £400,000 from every home game that doesn't take place.


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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 09:40* »
IMHO, Just shows how unsustainable professional club rugby is in the UK and is basically living hand to mouth unless you have a deep pocketed sugar daddy.

I'd like to think that once thing get back to normal (if it ever does!!!) that any reductions would be sorted out as money comes back into the clubs (or any business) but being a cynic I doubt it will .....

 
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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 10:01* »
At times like these, in all honesty, I do find it hard to find the sympathy - when people around the country will be losing their jobs/income entirely without any recourse and having to queue at food banks to feed their kids as a result. I do think perspective is important - and whilst the RPA are doing exactly as they should be doing, representing the players, there will need to be some maturity shown here.

I have no idea if I'll have a job in 2 weeks time, but I'm well aware that for others the situation is so much worse than that. Unprecedented times.
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Quinky

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 10:27* »
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Would this bring Sarries under the salary cap this season ☺


Maybe when the reduction is at 95%...  ;D


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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 10:48* »
Maybe when the reduction is at 95%...  ;D



Wray will find a way round it, Itoje could still be paid for not turning up to events....he was before.

Dibden

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 16:16* »
I agree 100% toast.It is possible the club owners will learn from this but if some cut wages and others don’t that could skew the market.I do believe wages at the top are very disproportionate.I have little sympathy if they are cut

honkytonk

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 16:31* »
Could come down to if owners are prepared to keep the club "afloat". Im not saying a prem team will go to the wall, but there could be some massive cuts for some. Hopefully ours are able to keep things going

Mayor West

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #9 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 17:27* »
Have they spent the 20million windfall already or are they not allowed to spend it on anything at all.

Fish Quin

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #10 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 19:07* »
Sarries want a higher salary cap but are one of the first clubs to cut wages when rugby isn’t being played.

Strange because I keep getting told that the reason they pay their players so much is that they are really nice and really care about their players.

This makes it seem like they are just paying those wages because they want to win rugby games.

I must be mistaken.

stoquin

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #11 on: Friday 20-Mar-2020, 20:12* »
Typical Sarries

Nico Wilson

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 22-Mar-2020, 07:06* »
So far, it’s five clubs who are cutting wages by 25%:

Gloucester
Saracens
Wasps
Worcester
Leicester

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 22-Mar-2020, 10:08* »
Lots of people are facing wage cuts, or lay offs. What makes rugby players more important?
I have some sympathy for them the same as I do for others, but my company is in dire straights too. All my bookings for the next 3 weeks are already cancelled and the phone hasn't ring for days.....

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Re: Player wage cuts
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 22-Mar-2020, 10:51* »
You are correct, but at the same time I am sure these players have dependents and mortgages themselves.  Not all of them are like Farrell, Itoje, Tuillgi etc

 

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