BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Andrew McCullough of the Broncos passes the ball during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane’s Andrew McCullough has created potential salary cap ramifications for the club.

The 29-year old signed a four-year deal in 2017 worth around $500,000 per season, but the Daily Telegraph has revealed extra complications about the contract.

McCullough’s deal has a two-year option in his favour, meaning while is technically off-contract this season, has the power to activate the final two years of his deal.

Given he is currently sidelined with a injury, the hooker is likely to take up the extra two years, providing potential salary cap problems for the Broncos.

Jake Turpin, 22, has done a tremendous job filling in for McCullough, while recruit James Segeyaro has been a revelation.

Brisbane have been rumoured to be shopping McCullough to rival clubs to help ease their situation.


  1. About time the Nrl has got on their case. Looks like soufffffffs “TRANSIT LOUNGE” will get a few of their plyers now🤣😂🤣😂😘

  2. I see the issue, you can’t tell me the Broncos don’t have 500k spare for 2020 & 2021?? They just let go McGuire, kahu, nikorima & have a few other players coming off contract this year that they won’t resign like fensom & O’Sullivan. I know most of these player aren’t on much but 500k isn’t that much considering nikorima was on on 250k there’s half of it there.

  3. Yes, but remember every player has to be replaced too., and the min is around $100K.
    “considering nikorima was on on 250k there’s half of it there.”
    Maybe a third or so, after replacing Nikorima, to keep the squad at 30.
    I’m just being technical, and not trying to be a Wally, because I know it’s easy to forget the replacement player’s salary too.

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