Jump to content

West Tigers offer Josh Hodgson 2 year contract


Recommended Posts


4 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

The NRL must really be struggling for players if they are pawning over Englands 5th choice.....

He has become a bit injury prone. No doubt he was playing some pretty outstanding stuff in the NRL 2-3 years ago. England's 5th choice hooker will be earning the same as the other 4 hookers combined (£450,000).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Scubby said:

He has become a bit injury prone. No doubt he was playing some pretty outstanding stuff in the NRL 2-3 years ago. England's 5th choice hooker will be earning the same as the other 4 hookers combined (£450,000).

That's dreadful if accurate. To pay a player as important as your #9 less than GBP 200K just seems unthinkable. I think the NRL minimum wage is now about GBP 40K and you can only have 4 players per team on that.

Quote

NRL.com understands that the four minimum wage earners – $77,500 – in roster spots 27-30, and players on development contracts worth up to $60,000, won't have their salaries reduced under the new agreement.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/01/19/players-agree-to-6-per-cent-cut-in-new-pay-deal/

Those are the reduced rates. (because of the Covid hit to club finances) Clubs can only have 3 development players - generally juniors who can't play first grade until Round 11

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Farmduck said:

That's dreadful if accurate. To pay a player as important as your #9 less than GBP 200K just seems unthinkable. I think the NRL minimum wage is now about GBP 40K and you can only have 4 players per team on that.

Those are the reduced rates. (because of the Covid hit to club finances) Clubs can only have 3 development players - generally juniors who can't play first grade until Round 11

We can only pay the whole squad £1.8m (A$3.3m) in SL. McShane will be lucky to be on six figures (my guess is around £80k), Roby and Clark would be in the 100-200k area. If Leeming is earning £50k I would be amazed. Hodgson has been earning £450k in the NRL for a few years now. It shows the difference in earning power.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think that’s a good move for both . He’s obviously on the outer at Canberra and West’s need that experience and hooker to guide them round . Even past his best he’ll do that for them 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, Scubby said:

We can only pay the whole squad £1.8m (A$3.3m) in SL. McShane will be lucky to be on six figures (my guess is around £80k), Roby and Clark would be in the 100-200k area. If Leeming is earning £50k I would be amazed. Hodgson has been earning £450k in the NRL for a few years now. It shows the difference in earning power.

But SL has exemptions - marquee players etc.

Tomkins on around £300,000 at Cats as he was on at Wigan and Williams on around £350,000 at Wire - there is still money at the top clubs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hodgson seemed to fall out of favour at Canberra pretty quickly. Yes he had injuries but his play was pretty much the same. Its like Stewart suddenly woke up to the flaws that Hodgson had that many have been speaking about on here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 18/10/2021 at 10:11, Mr Frisky said:

But SL has exemptions - marquee players etc.

Tomkins on around £300,000 at Cats as he was on at Wigan and Williams on around £350,000 at Wire - there is still money at the top clubs.

So why don't the other 4 hookers above him not get paid more? Maybe no one wants to pay Roby etc that much? Whereas Josh has been a proven NRL performer for years.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, thebrewxi said:

So why don't the other 4 hookers above him not get paid more? Maybe no one wants to pay Roby etc that much? Whereas Josh has been a proven NRL performer for years.

I think Roby is on a very good wage mate - the others play in SL (and arnt as good as Roby) so by definition usually dont earn as much as NRL players. Clarke will also be on a very good wage at Wire as he's turned down the NRL a few times.

Hodgson has been good in the NRL but isn't as good as most of the English hookers in SL but Hodgson suits the NRL - like Bateman has proved- horses for courses.

Edited by Mr Frisky
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 18/10/2021 at 09:53, Scubby said:

We can only pay the whole squad £1.8m (A$3.3m) in SL. McShane will be lucky to be on six figures (my guess is around £80k), Roby and Clark would be in the 100-200k area. If Leeming is earning £50k I would be amazed. Hodgson has been earning £450k in the NRL for a few years now. It shows the difference in earning power.

You're pretty out of date on those numbers now Scubby. £2.1m is the standard number plus exemptions, incentives and marquee player rules. You could easily be spending £2.5m+ on your first team squad. More if you really wanted to splurge on marquee players. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Hodgson eventually saw through Sticky’s “throw players under the bus to protect myself” ######, with the disgraceful treatment of Williams. He was benched because of how openly he spoke on that subject, and disengaged as a result. Think you’ll see a different player at another side.

 

Also, the £££ are important. He’s a hugely back-ended final year of his contract in 2022 at Canberra, so given he’s out of favour from the Raiders perspective if they can get him off their books whilst maybe only paying half his wage it’s a financial win, which then makes him a really good-value 2-year hire for someone else as Canberra subsidise his package 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I guess, putting $$$ to one side,  the challenge for Hodgson is does he want to move to a screwed up club and spend his final years being coached by the one coach in the league who is a bigger psycho than Stuart.

  • Confused 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...