The Star: May 26, 2016

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• By Gregor Paul

RUGBY’S new rich class

will be those players who

have never quite made the

All Blacks.

It is older players who

either never made test

football or who had a brief

taste of it who are going to

be the big winners in the

collective contract agreement

soon to be unveiled.

Players such as Crusader

Ryan Crotty (right), James

Parsons and Hika Elliot,

who are most vulnerable

to overseas offers, are the

sort of men New Zealand

Rugby is desperate to keep.

These older players, who

have either been part of

the All Blacks or close

to, bring the knowledge

and professionalism that

is critical in Super Rugby

teams where the average

age of squad members in

New Zealand is 25.

The vulnerability of

this older group was illustrated

last week when

long-serving Crusader

Andy Ellis announced he

will leave for Japan next

year and fellow former All

Black, Cory Jane, is likely

to head to Asia.

Jane and Ellis bring a

depth of knowledge and

skills to Super Rugby

that are vital in not only

guiding the younger generation,

but also give their

teams trusted decisionmaking

and accuracy on

the field.

But typically, New

Zealand Rugby player

services manager Chris

Lendrum, estimates that

older, experienced players

in New Zealand can earn

double offshore. Someone

with five years’ experience

in Super Rugby and a

handful of All Blacks caps

can earn around $250,000

a season playing here. If

they headed offshore, they

would most likely be earning

a similar figure – but

in pounds or euros. Japan,

too, is an increasingly lucrative

market for players

with a bit of long service.

There have been a handful

of cases in recent seasons

which have fallen well

outside the norm to demonstrate

how in demand

experienced New Zealand

players are. Colin Slade,

Tom Taylor and Charles

Piutau all received offers

that were significantly

more than double that on

offer in New Zealand.

New Zealand Rugby

wanted to keep all three

but they couldn’t get near

the offers that came out of

Europe. Slade was reportedly

offered $750,000 a

season to join Pau, Taylor

$600,000 to end up at

Toulon and Piutau around

$1 million a season to join

Ulster.

These sorts of offers are

not as uncommon as New

Zealand Rugby would like

and chief executive Steve

Tew warns that the egos

of French club owners, in

particular, make it is

likely that these sorts of

numbers will be seen again

for other senior players.

Negotiations are ongoing

between NZR and

the New Zealand Rugby

Players’ Association to

finalise the latest collective

agreement. Although

both parties are sworn to

secrecy over the detail,

Lendrum has made clear

that the key priority will

be to better protect senior

peripheral All Blacks from

leaving.

The broadcast deal

is believed to be worth

around $350 million over

five years – a 100 per cent

lift on the agreement that

expired in 2015. The players

directly benefit from

this increase, with about

37 per cent of that money

paying their salaries.

In addition to earning

higher basic rates of pay,

it is thought that a pot of

money will be put aside to

incentivise older players

to stay. For instance, it

may be a massive bonus

payment kicks in if they

stay in New Zealand for a

certain number of years.

- New Zealand Herald.

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