Premiership-profitable rugby league teams have been forced to pay up to $30,000 to retain their trophies.
Most groups decide to pay back up, with a person noteworthy exception staying the Sydney Roosters in 2013, who resolved towards forking out $18,000 immediately after having the title that 12 months.
But the technique also permitted Souths co-operator Russell Crowe to buy an excess trophy for his bar following his aspect won the 2014 grand remaining, ending their 43-calendar year drought.
Premiership-profitable rugby league groups have been forced to shell out up to $30,000 to preserve their trophies (pictured are Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith and mentor Craig Bellamy with the trophy in 2017)
Roosters director Mark Fennessy only found out his team hadn’t been specified their 2013 trophy to hold at a meal before this week for chairman Nick Politis.
After inquiring for a pair of Provan-Summons trophies to be place on screen, he uncovered Politis experienced declined to get 1 of them, The Sydney Early morning Herald reported.
‘What do you suggest? They never give it you?’ an incredulous Fennessy responded after remaining informed the Roosters had refused to pay back for one particular to be produced.
Like Crowe, other folks have opted to get buy additional trophies, with North Queensland Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini placing one in his business office.
But the technique also allowed Souths co-owner Russell Crowe to obtain an additional trophy for his bar after his aspect won the 2014 grand ultimate, ending their 43-12 months drought
The procedure begun in 2010, before significant Television deals pumped an inflow of funds into the activity.
An NRL spokesman mentioned profitable clubs could continue to keep the trophy for a 12 months, but then experienced to pay back for a reproduction for long term use.
‘Clubs have the selection to use aspect of this to invest in a reproduction trophy for in between $15,000 and $30,000 dependent on the resources used,’ the spokesperson mentioned.
‘It is common follow for sporting organisations to retain the trophy and inscribe the identify of the winning club on it.’
In contrast, the AFL only fees champion groups a cost for engraving, but the trophy is theirs without end.