NRL stars agree huge pay cut

George Williams is one of three ex-Wigan players who could be impactedGeorge Williams is one of three ex-Wigan players who could be impacted
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NRL players have agreed to surrender the final five momths of their 2020 salary if this season doesn't resume.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg and the Rugby League Players’ Association have settled on a pay deal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The NRL is currently suspended and players have been told they will be paid for the next two months, as the competition targets a return in July. But if it doesn't return this year, players will lose the last five months of their contract. The decision impacts on ex-Wigan trio Ryan Sutton, George Williams and John Bateman, all at Canberra.

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RLPA CEO Clint Newton said: “We want to be clear that this arrangement is based on the worst-case scenario, should we not get back on the field in 2020."

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