NRL Salaries 2017

NRL Salary Cap

The National Rugby League (NRL) is considered as one of the apex competitions of professional Rugby league football clubs. The competition is held among three regions namely - Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea. The competition is one of the most popular elite rugby league championships. Nowadays, Australia's top-level domestic Rugby league is also included in this competition. The history of this competition is consistently developing way back since 1908. The National Rugby League NRL is played in Australia and New Zealand. The time of the game is from autumn until spring. NRL is considered one of the largest attended club championship events in the world.

Salary Cap By Season

Season Salary Cap Minimum Wage Club Grant
2017 $7M $80,000 $7.1M
2016 $6.8M $80,000 $7.1M
2015 $6.55M $80,000 $7.1M
2014 $6.3M $80,000 $7.1M
2013 $5.85M $80,000 $7.1M
2012 $4.4M $55,000 NA
2011 $4.3M $55,000 NA
2010 $4.1M $55,000 NA
2009 $4.1M $55,000 NA
2008 $4M $55,000 NA
2007 $3.9M $55,000 NA
2006 $3.6M $55,000 NA
2005 $3.366M $55,000 NA
2004 $3.3M $55,000 NA
2003 $3.55M $55,000 NA
2002 $3.45M $55,000 NA
2001 $3.347M $55,000 NA
2000 $3.325M $55,000 NA
1999 $3.25M $55,000 NA
1998 $3.25M $55,000 NA

Why NRL Salary Cap?

NRL salary cap is the most considerable part for this game. NRL salary cap is a limit for a player’s salary. It is to be imposed, or else the unlimited salary cap may develop unprofessionalism among players and that may seldom lead to crime. The authority makes a salary cap limit on the amount of money. A team can pay limited salary to a player of that team. NRL salary cap can control every player and make a limit in his salary and this is really a good sign for the game. However, the salary cap turns to be a major issue for the negotiations between the management and players. Therefore, the limit of NRL salary cap restricts uncertain clash among players.

Benefits of NRL Salary Cap

There are two main benefits are seen clearly for NRL salary cap

  • Encouragement of uniformity between teams
  • Cost Control

NRL Salary Cap Provides Encouragement of Uniformity Between Teams

conomy plays vital role in any competition, and hence, NRL authorities want to make this competition clean from financial hurdles. An economically under-developed team cannot bring talented players and get victory over their rivals. They cannot pay much amount to get a talented player. Salary cap puts the limit over there. Salary cap acts as an encouragement process and not as a money flowing system. Salary cap encourages equivalence between teams and for this players have to play for the victory and not for the money. This equivalence makes the competition most entertaining. People like to watch the game with full enthusiasm and they like to see the winning strategy of the talented players. Once money enters the scenario, the real spirit of the game will go in vain. Hence, NRL salary cap keeps up the real spirit of the game.

NRL Salary Cap 2014

Season Salary Cap Minimum Wage Club Grant
2014 $6.3M $80,000 $7.1M

NRL Salary Cap 2014 Breakdown

Salary To
$5.5 million Basic payments for the Top 25 players
$231,250 Players Retirement Contribution By NRL
$100,000 Administration Funding
$600,000 Marquee Player Allowance
$100,000 Motor Vehicle Allowance
$440,000 Payments for players outside Top 25

NRL Salary Cap 2013

A lift in the salary Cap of $700,000 to $4.4m.