V’landys confirms player fears with pay cuts on the horizon as lock down begins

BY STAFF WRITERS

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has warned clubs the game will need a ‘reset’ as the effects of a shut down of the season come into play.

“All sixteen clubs will feel this pain. What’s more, all Sydney-based clubs who have a reliance on leagues club will feel it doubly,” he said on Fox League Live.

“We will have to reset the entire cost base of our game.”

Greenberg also admitted some clubs may need some help.

“No matter how strong you are as a club, no matter how successful or financially succeful you are, you can’t play against yourself.

“You need the strength of all 16 teams to make the competition as viable as possible.

“There has to be some give and take and the opportunity to prop some up.”

Meanwhile, at the same time on Channel Nine, Peter V’landys admitted on Today that everyone in the game would need to take pay cuts including the players and the commission.

Asked about Greenberg and if his job was safe V’landys said: “Absolutely”.

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