How much does it cost to be an NRL player?
It costs about $5,000 per year to be a NSW player.
It’s the same for Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, according to data compiled by the Australian Sports Commission.
While the AFL has been working hard to increase the salary cap to $1.5 billion, the NRL has struggled to increase salaries to match the demands of players, with some teams spending up to $50 million a year.
That’s a steep price to pay for the opportunity to play in the highest level of football.
A salary cap is set to be introduced in 2019.
NRL clubs must pay a base salary of $3.5 million, which is adjusted for the number of games each club plays.
The salary cap for the 2017 season was $4.6 million, and clubs will now pay an extra $1 million for each game.
Clubs have also been allowed to set the number and type of games they want to play.
A team will need to pay $50,000 a game to play two games a week.
Clubs will also be allowed to add a third game to their schedule, if they choose to.
They can also pay for extra games.
For instance, if the Sharks played one game a week, the league would pay $25,000.
The NRL has previously proposed adding additional games to the schedule for 2019, with the first four scheduled games scheduled for late 2018.
Source: News Corp Australia