Premiership-winning rugby league groups have been pressured to pay as much as $30,000 to maintain their trophies.
Most groups choose to pay up, with one notable exception being the Sydney Roosters in 2013, who determined towards forking out $18,000 after taking the title that 12 months.
However the system additionally allowed Souths co-owner Russell Crowe to purchase an additional trophy for his bar after his aspect gained the 2014 grand ultimate, ending their 43-year drought.
Premiership-winning rugby league groups have been pressured to pay as much as $30,000 to maintain their trophies (pictured are Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith and coach Craig Bellamy with the trophy in 2017)
Roosters director Mark Fennessy solely found his workforce hadn’t been given their 2013 trophy to maintain at a dinner earlier this week for chairman Nick Politis.
After asking for a pair of Provan-Summons trophies to be placed on show, he realized Politis had declined to purchase considered one of them,
‘What do you imply? They do not give it you?’ an incredulous Fennessy responded after being advised the Roosters had refused to pay for one to be made.
Like Crowe, others have opted to take purchase extra trophies, with North Queensland Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini placing one in his workplace.
However the system additionally allowed Souths co-owner Russell Crowe to purchase an additional trophy for his bar after his aspect gained the 2014 grand ultimate, ending their 43-year drought
The system began in 2010, earlier than large TV offers pumped an inflow of money into the game.
An NRL spokesman stated successful golf equipment might maintain the trophy for a 12 months, however then needed to pay for a duplicate for everlasting use.
‘Golf equipment have the choice to make use of a part of this to buy a duplicate trophy for between $15,000 and $30,000 relying on the supplies used,’ the spokesperson stated.
‘It’s common apply for sporting organisations to retain the trophy and inscribe the title of the successful membership on it.’
In distinction, the AFL solely costs champion groups a payment for engraving, however the trophy is theirs perpetually.