Contract Negotiation

Not a Penny Less…

Channel 9 News reported on Monday about the future of rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams. The 21 year old is going to be a superstar, already turning down major contracts from overseas.

The National Rugby League (NRL) also believes he has an amazing worth, and has refused to accept any contract that pays him less than $500,000 per season.

It’s odd that the league has intervened in a contract matter like this. To say a player is worth a minimum in a salary capped league surely puts pressure on clubs, and sets a precedent for other players.

– Chris Lesley