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Super League coach bemoans huge agent and contract problem

Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley speaks to Sky Sports pundit and former Leeds Rhinos player Jamie Jones-Buchanan

Salford Red Devils have been brilliant at retention and recruitment early in 2023.

Their business peaked when they signed Brodie Croft to a huge eight year deal.

However, Salford boss Paul Rowley speaking to Sky Sports admitted his frustrations as he emphasised a huge problem Super League clubs face with contracts and agents.

He said contracts mean less and less in the modern game which makes recruitment and retention key.

He said: “Yeah it is frustrating because in the modern day contracts are becoming less and less important whether players stick to them or agents want their players to stick to them, they think if they have a better offer they can get out of it by whatever means they want.

“We have done a great job at Salford at retaining our players and we have a great succession plan which is a bit of a commodity at Salford.

“The problem is, the more we retain the smaller the squad gets. When they start playing for England, they cost more, they want more money.”

In better news for Rowley and the Red Devils, Jon Wells of Sky Sports reported that Salford have already nailed down two signings for the 2024 Super League season.

They become the first side to nail down some signings for the 2024 season and gets them ready to continue their development.

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  1. Bazza

    April 14, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Agents – worse than politicians

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