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NRL Prepared To Offer Pay Proposal To Club Execs, But Cap Still A Sticking Point

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

The National Rugby League will have a proposal on player payments "to take to Thursday’s crunch meeting with the clubs," according to Paul Malone of the Brisbane COURIER-MAIL. NRL and Rugby League Players Association negotiators "wrapped up three days of talks about previous sticking points" i...

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