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Reds players need a wake-up call

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22nd May, 2020
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The Reds players who have torn their own contracts up due to not participating in the 60 per cent pay cut really need to have a good look at themselves and wonder where their careers are going.

Any club would now have to take a serious look into these players and take into consideration how long these players may be around when they can walk away from contracts at the drop of a hat.

Yes, times are tough we all have our bills to pay and any cut to our wages is a huge shock to anyone’s finances.

These players are on good money and play a game they love, and many thousands of people would gladly replace them.

It is obvious and has been since rugby union became professional that loyalty only lasts long as their playing contracts.

The non-conforming players in question are obviously not team players in these tough times for all of us.

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Izack Rodda

Izack Rodda was one of the trio. (Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Yes, playing any sport is never a job for life, however in these times we are all making sacrifices as their AFL and NRL counterparts have done. They have actually gone out and got real jobs until they can be back playing the game they love.

Until the players in question get a real dose of reality, dropping contracts for any professional sporting player may just become the new norm.