The NRL will reportedly move to bring in sizeable prize money increases with any club that wins the Minor Premiership and Grand Final double set to receive a huge $1 million.
It comes after Penrith CEO Brian Fletcher described the Panthers’ winnings as “just ridiculous”.
This comes as it is confirmed by the Daily Telegraph that all clubs will receive a combined total of $2.5 million this week.
The Daily Telegraph has also confirmed that NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo will push for the Grand Final winners to receive $800,000 in 2023 whilst the winners of the Minor Premiership as table toppers could receive $200,000 or at least $100,000.
This means a side who claims the double could be rewarded $1 million.
This in huge contrast to the Super League prize money with the Super League Grand Final winners usually set for £100,000 whilst the finalists claim £50,000.
Of course, without an adjustment for currency, that is 10 times less than the potential NRL winnings next season.
When adjusted it will still be more than four times as much for the NRL Grand Final win alone than success in the Super League Grand Final with the $800,000 equating to £445,000.
That is a huge difference meaning that for a Super League side to receive the same winning they’d have to do what St Helens have and win four Grand Finals in a row.