NRL Clubs Want $9.3 Million From Governing Body In Exchange For Player GPS
National Rugby League clubs "will be asked to hand over secret player training information" -- but it could cost the game’s governing body a "whopping" A$10M ($9.3M) in compensation, according to Dean Ritchie of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Some "angry clubs will refuse to pass over the GPS training data, despite the NRL claiming to want the information for player welfare." Clubs "are suspicious about the NRL’s motives." The NRL denied that "it would withhold funding from the annual grant should clubs fail to co-operate." Clubs claim that "the information won’t be handed over without some financial compensation." Clubs "will consider banding together on the issue" and seek about A$10M between them from the NRL (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 8/15).