Rugby league agent reveals which Super League side spends the least money

The salary cap is often the centre of many debates in rugby league.

Brought in to ensure Super League clubs don’t spend over their limits, it has failed to stop the likes of Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity from going into administration.

At the same, it can restrict those clubs with spending power from effectively doing a Manchester City and buying the league.

Despite the cap sitting there at just over £2 million, however, rugby league agent Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK believes one team spends less than any other.

“I would say Wakefield have spent the least in the league,” Harrison said on the Show Me The Money Rugby League podcast.

“Wakefield probably started at the bottom and might end up at the bottom, but it’s a professional game and they’ve got to give it everything.”

For Wakefield Trinity, their 2022 Super League season is not exactly going the best they could have hoped for so far.

With just five wins from their opening 18 games, the West Yorkshire club sit just two points above newly-promoted Toulouse Olympique who beat Trinity at the Magic Weekend.

For Harrison, too, he believes that the salary cap should be increased for the sake of the sport in the UK.

“I heard Paul Lakin (Hull KR Chief Executive) saying at least eight clubs could take more than the cap, so if you’ve got the money why can’t you invest in your own company?” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“It’s down to losing players who don’t want to play our game, they are on £30 grand and they are risking everything.

“I talked to four players about Glastonbury and asked if they have been and they said no because it’s during rugby time.

“They are spending 15 years of their life not doing anything like that and some are on less than 40 grand.

“Would yous sacrifice your holidays, festivals and weekends for less than 40 grand and be absolutely busted most weekends and sat on painkillers.”

Harrison believes that players will be able to earn more without a cap and that will ensure that players stay in the game for longer.

“I think to raise the average wage we need to put the cap up because players will pack it in and say are you mad?

“And some will retire early because they will think they aren’t putting their bodies through it.”

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