Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart 'disappointed in our game'

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart 'disappointed in our game'

Post by greeneyed » November 29, 2019, 7:10 pm

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart 'disappointed in our game'

The Canberra Times is reporting that Ricky Stuart is disappointed that the NRL does not offer proper incentives for the clubs to develop talent - and wants compensation for poaching.

"It's in our charter to develop rugby league and develop young players," Stuart said. "But you don't get rewarded for it which just makes me disappointed in our game. Less clubs are developing, there are more and more clubs now poaching."

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Post by Botman » November 29, 2019, 7:21 pm

I actually think the club is handling this all very well
They are still just as vocal as they have always been about this, but no longer do they appear content to keep their heads in the sands and wait for change on this matter

I think they begin to reinvest back into the development when its incentivised to do so, until then they've got a strategy of targetted recruitment in ways that limit the impact of factors that have held us back for so long, and that is yeilding significant returns
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Post by Ronny P » November 29, 2019, 9:13 pm

Botman wrote:I actually think the club is handling this all very well
They are still just as vocal as they have always been about this, but no longer do they appear content to keep their heads in the sands and wait for change on this matter

I think they begin to reinvest back into the development when its incentivised to do so, until then they've got a strategy of targetted recruitment in ways that limit the impact of factors that have held us back for so long, and that is yeilding significant returns
Ricky makes some good points. In my opinion an idea would be to limit the use of development contracts to players under 23 and number should be increased to 10. If a player on a development contract has played 20’s with the same club and plays NRL then it should be exempt from the cap.
We have signed Hingano on a development contract which to me is poor form. Just a opinion but a development contract is exactly that, not for has been insurance policies.


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Post by BJ » November 29, 2019, 9:25 pm

A balanced incentive to develop players would be good for the game.

Don’t let clubs like Broncos win lots of premierships with rolling development incentives, but the game is at the other end of the scale at the moment with the Roosters cherry picking the best teenagers whilst also buying developed talent like Tedesco, Creighton and Cronk.
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Post by greeneyed » November 29, 2019, 9:26 pm

I wouldn’t want the number of development players increased to 10. You’d just have clubs like the Roosters warehousing a whole pile of young players. Development players are already outside the salary cap... I thought anyway.

But I agree Hingano shouldn’t be on a development contract. Once you’re a top 30 contract... I can’t see why a club should be allowed to subsequently put a player on a development contract.
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Post by Ronny P » November 29, 2019, 9:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:I wouldn’t want the number of development players increased to 10. You’d just have clubs like the Roosters warehousing a whole pile of young players. Development players are already outside the salary cap... I thought anyway.
Retention of our younger players would be easier of we had our own reserve grade. Players on development contracts should be playing NSW cup, not in the Canberra comp like last year (Ohagan).Increasing the number allows recruitment mistakes to be rectified where they have back ended SG ball super stars on 3 year deals with guaranteed development contracts who turn out flops in the 20’s. Regardless just an opinion and the NRL need to do something.


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Post by greeneyed » November 29, 2019, 9:37 pm

I think the Raiders would be much better off with their own NSW Cup team, no doubt. It’d be better for rugby league in the district. But you don’t need players on development contracts... you just put them on NSW Cup contracts. If players aren’t playing up to NSW Cup standards, they should play Canberra Raiders Cup...
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Post by Seiffert82 » November 30, 2019, 9:02 am

Taking a step back on whether cap concessions benefit our club or not, from a purely economic perspective the NRL are crazy not to incentivise clubs to pour their own finances into junior development. If cap concessions are one way to encourage that, then I have absolutely no idea why the NRL aren't having that conversation.

In a code where there is no centralised funding for development of juniors to feed into a draft (or somesuch), Rugby League relies heavily on the NRL clubs to fund, grow and promote the game. There should be incentives in place to make all clubs invest even more in junior development.

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