You will be surprised how few people will turn down that $.Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
Which one would you pick?
- SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
- NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
This is for 2023 remember, unlikely they still will be stuck in a hotel by then.
Plus being able to play in the spine increases his future earnings potential. His next contract after the one he will soon sign (which might be his last big one) could be worth even more if he shows value in the halves or at fullback.