While the NRLW salary cap has increased to A$884,000 per season, some girls are pissed – Channel 7 reporter Katie Brown posted on Twitter: “Lol “record breaking” deals for the NRL $12.1M and NRLW $884,000. You’re giving a whole women’s team ONE man’s salary. What a joke.
ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys said of the NRLW’s new and much higher A$884,000 salary cap: “They’ve had the biggest increase of anyone. Don’t forget there are 10 teams, so we’ve invested heavily in the women’s game and rightly so. It has still sparked an angry response from some.
Another angry chic, sports commentator Lavender Baj posted on Twitter: “For context: Kalyn Ponga did not win a premiership for the Knights, but makes more than the entire NRLW team that brought home the trophy for the first time in two decades. OUCH.