Sport Paul Kent: 'Impossible for Canterbury Bulldogs to put a side out in 2019 of 30 players'

05:55  17 may  2018
05:55  17 may  2018 Source:

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If you do the maths and determine the depth of issues at the Canterbury Bulldogs, you'll find yourselves wondering how they are going to field a team next year.

The NRL forces clubs to register 30 contracts on at least a minimum wage deal of $85,000 per season.

The Daily Telegraph's Paul Kent has revealed that even if the Bulldogs paid out the remaining 14 roster spots for next year on minimum wage, they would still be more than $350,000 over the salary cap.

“The maths are it is impossible for the Bulldogs to put a side out next year of 30 players (if they don’t release some contracted players). It’s impossible,” Kent told NRL360.

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“They are 14 players off contract at the end of this season.

“Which, by the time those 14 players are taken out but the remaining 16 players qualify for next year’s contracts, some of which contain back-ended deals, they have $800,000 left in the cap, to spend on 14 players.

“Now the minimum wage is $85,000. $85,000 spread across 14 players comes to $1.19 million.

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“So, therefore, you’re still $390,000 over the cap even if you pay all 14 players you need to have on your roster minimum wage.

“What’s unpalatable for Canterbury is that, unfortunately, and the fans are going to be hurt by this, but every player has to be on the market.

“They can’t just find the guys that they want to get rid of, that don’t provide value for money anymore because no club is going to want them or want to take part of their salary.”

There have been recent reports that star players David Klemmer and Moses Mbye may be forced out of the club in order for the Bulldogs to be salary cap compliant in 2019.

Both players were asked about their respective futures.

“I’m contracted here at the moment and I could never see myself leaving, I love the club," Klemmer told reporters.

“I was a supporter of the club as a kid and it would be hard to leave, but the club hasn’t contacted me yet. It’s frustrating to hear but I could never leave this club.

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Less than three hours after Wests Tigers unveiled Ivan Cleary as their new head coach, Canterbury put a full stop to the year-long discussion over Hasler's tenure at Belmore by announcing One thing Hasler appeared to always have on his side as the issue over his future dragged on was the players .

“It’s hard to see but I’ve just got to keep turning up here and I’m still contracted here.

“But if I have to look after my family and my kids then that’s an option.”

Their current fullback issues the same loyalty but agreed he had no idea what his future holds.

It’s one of those situations where I’m actually not sure where it (my future) is actually at at the moment,’’ Mbye told Fox Sports’ Sunday Ticket.

‘’It’s been a bit of a headline the last few days…there’s obviously some sort of problem, we are having some sort of salary cap drama there and I think the administration at our club are looking to resolve that quite sooner rather than later.

‘’It’s one of those things that is just going to evolve, we’re not quite sure how it works as player and at the moment I haven’t spoken to any other club and no other club has spoken to myself, so I’m at the Bulldogs for now.’’

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