‘Player-Agents Have More Power & Influence’ | David Riccio On Controversial NRL Get-Out Clauses
Acclaimed rugby league journalist David Riccio joined The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude & Wendell to give light on get-out clauses within NRL player-contracts.
Writing on The Code, then speaking on Triple M, Riccio went into depth about this “increasing trend”.
Wests Tigers star and NSW Blues representative Stefano Utoikamanu is one of many players with this clause, but interestingly, it’s based on the Tigers on-field performances.
With the Tigers already looking at a consecutive wooden-spoon, his clause states that if the Tigers fail to make the finals this season and next, he’d be able to walk away from the merger club.
Though, if Utoikamanu were to make three or more appearances for the NSW Blues in State of Origin, the exit clause becomes null and void, forcing the Tigers enforcer to stay until the expiration of his contract at the end of 2025.