Rabbitohs respond to NRL salary cap ruling

South Sydney Rabbitohs have issued a statement in response to the NRL’s ruling that Greg Inglis’s salary will count on the club’s salary cap, despite him moving into an off-field role.

Inglis announced his retirement in March and the Rabbitohs swiftly announced that he would remain at the club in a coaching and mentoring capacity.

But the NRL has ruled that he will remain on the cap.

In response, the Rabbitohs have said they “accept the NRL’s determination” and will await clarity on the situation for 2020.

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The statement continues: “A determination will be made later this year on the amount to be included in the Club’s 2020 salary cap based on what Inglis will be paid in 2020 over and above the expected wage for the roles he will be doing.

“The NRL has given the Club a preliminary indicative value of $100,000 to be included in next year’s salary cap for planning purposes, however this is to be finalised later this year.

“The Club believes it mounted a strong case that none of Inglis’ post-career salary should be included in the 2019 or 2020 salary caps, however the Club is supportive of the transparent and exhaustive process the NRL undertook in coming to their decision and looks forward to a consistent approach being taken in the future.”