Interesting Reg and it makes sense - but I would have thought for the sake of stability teams would be able to offer existing squad members a contract in principal within a wage bracket, but there would be a freeze on recruitment.
I understand there are budget cuts, tv deals to be signed etc. but each franchise you would imagine has 8-12 players off contract currently, very high risk play from RA if we let them all go elsewhere.
Now comes the unsettling time where we wait for him (Vunivalu) to actually turn up to Ballymore!!
He’s said all year that he’s committed to the Reds but with next year Super Rugby still not sorted and the bond that winning a Premiership comes with, I’m not going to celebrate until I see him in Red.
He’s only 24, if he wants to finish his career in League how different is that to someone going over to France or Japan when they reach their twilight?
Anyway, the Reds struggled at times for depth on the wing this year. Even if he’s only around for two years (unlikely in my opinion, the recent converts we’ve had all signed short-term deals and ended up staying on), it’ll still be a plus for them.
Why would the Reds reneg on the deal? Where did that come from?