Paps re-signs for half or less of what other teams offer. Grant and Hughes re-sign on undisclosed amounts with no fanfare.
Manu re-signs for a little of half of what he was offered elsewhere. Walker was highly sought after but re-signs for about half of what he was likely offered.
Penrith lose no one important.
Of course, when you are a team that sucks, vultures just pick at your corpse because they know they aren't getting good players from the top teams, they all are amazingly unavailable but good players from teams that suck, easy pickings.
How can a salary cap work when you have players like Coates going to top teams for less than everyone else is offering because he wants success? The salary cap cannot be fair under these circumstances and let's not even get started on NRL-sponsored salary cap rorting with the Storm and their legal gambling fringe benefits?
Salary cap working y'all.
This comp somehow just keeps getting worse. There was nothing else on tonight after the AFL, I didn't even entertain watching this game. Anyone else a disillusioned fan? How are inconsistent and rage inducing refereeing and regular floggings good for the game?
And does the comp give fans of struggling teams hope? Nope, 'they just need to get better' and 'there is no subconscious bias but here are two examples of it happening.'