The NRL will introduce a new player agents scheme that will see managers become more regulated amid the recent salary cap issues, as reported byΒ Fairfax Media.

It ends a face off between managers and the league as the former drops their threat of pursuing legal action.

As many as 110 managers have until Friday to accept the new protocols or lose their role as player agents, as the NRL governing body looks to make them more accountable.

It is understood that should the managers protest the new laws, the NRL may revisit the cases of Manly andΒ Parramatta and sanction them for any involvement, despite each matter already be resolved.

The new scheme will put managers and player’s contracts under the eye of the NRL more and ensure that they are following the league’s rules and code of conduct.

Players will be able to seek a release from a manager after two years so long as three months notice is given, while junior players aged 15 to 17 will now have the option of being represented.

The NRL may inspect an agent’s business records if a breach of rules is suspected.

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    • We need to fix the fixing. As stated Greenburger and his refs are the real issues that must be addressed. Let’s see what annesely can do that none before him were capable of since the good ol days with neutral refs such as greg hartley. πŸ˜‰

      • I’ll give you a tip mate, “Hollywood” Hartley was never neutral. The infamous 7 tackle set that favoured Manly in the finals over the Eels was just one example. Hartley liked to punish the Eels in particular but he also didn’t do Souths any favours either.

        I worked with Ian Schubert once and he told a story about Hartley refereeing a game when Schubert was playing for Wests against the Roosters. He gave the Magpies an important penalty which he admitted to Schubert “on the run” was a mistake he would have to set right later.

        Sure enough, late in the game Hartley blew the whistle for a penalty for offside when all Wests players were onside and then walked 20 metres in field to award the penalty right in front of the posts for an easy kick that would win the Roosters the game.

        Neutral? Hardly!

      • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Hartley had his money on Manly in the 1978 season🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑 He awarded Manly a seven tackle try that saved them against Parra. Hartley was very smart and his TPA was fixing games and getting extra cash from the TAB

      • You don’t need to give me any tips reg. If you look at my emoji there is a subtly placed wink in there regarding our mate Hollywood and even though he has openly admitted to being a Bulldogs supporter he always gave manly a good run.

  1. What the hell you on about? This is good the NRL clamping down on player agents, the rest of what you said is crap to be honest.

    • The player agents should not be the most important thing on the agenda. NRL need to sort out the diabolic refereeing situation as their top priority FFS. Then look at TPAs and Agents.

      • All TPA are is that if a footballer wants to work and get paid away from the club then he can make as much money as he likes away from the football club. If Joe Blow for Manly gets paid for working on the Footy Show that has nothing to do with the club and his contract.

        Most people complaining about TPA’s know nothing about them and they think that it ties in with a players football clubs contract when it is nothing to do with it. If a Surf board company asks a Manly player to work for them promoting their surf boards and this company is at Manly or Surfers Paradise it does not matter. It is a second job for the footballer to make extra income like it is for a coffee shop attendant working after they finish work for a night filler in the supermarkets.🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

      • In the 1970’s many players would get paid from their clubs a win bonus $200and a loss payment $50, The player most times had a sign on fee for example 20k now under the salary cap today all that amount would be classed as salary but the player was also a worker in those days as they can be these days also and lots of players would get fit doing the garbo run making $250 a week on top of their footy payments

  2. all well and good to introduce new rules but how about enforcing the old rules. I can’t fathom how the player agents got off scot-free in the eels case despite their reportedly being multiple instances where evidence showed that the agents were undeniably involved….its a joke.
    Even going back to the Storm scandal, agents and players were found to be complicit but the nrl refused to sanction anyone with anything but a wet lettuce leaf.
    time they got their stuff together and took a stand.

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