Brumbies could lose big with ARU rule

January 8, 2014
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Brumbies logoA new contract system devised by the ARU could mean that the Brumbies out-of-contract stars will be let go after the 2014 season.

Deals for Scott Fardy, Matt Toomua, Christian Lealiifano, Scott Sio and Jesse Mogg will all expire at the end of the year, but the Brumbies may not be able to hang on to their Wallaby contingent along with other key members of their squad.

According to The Canberra Times, a new national contract structure will see the ARU decide the cost of each Australian Super Rugby player, with the clubs then needing to match that price.

The move is expected to put pressure on the Brumbies’ salary cap, although the Wallabies blindside flanker Scott Fardy added that any talk of contract negotiations had been put on the backburner in the build-up to the new season.

”Nothing has changed, it’s all just the same for me,” Fardy told The Canberra Times. ”It’s nice to be wanted but I’m not too fussed. It’s a long season and when things happen, they’ll happen. I just want to take my time and do the right thing by everyone. ”I feel like I’m ready to go again and I was keen to get back to have a session with the boys.”

Source: Planet Rugby

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