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Dimitri Tricolas

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So the burger flipper at Poison Albert’s Burger deserves less money?

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

On what is a dark day for analogies, I’m just happy to have read one worse than my own. May God bless you.

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

With all due respect, Dave, I’m not too sure how to respond to someone who is seriously suggesting that State of Origin representatives are “random nuffies coming off the street”.

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

I’d like to think that our employer would pay us equally if we were performing similar roles.

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Heya Dave! You’re right, it’s definitely a clumsy analogy. However, those employees 100% have an impact on bottom lines. What do you suppose would happen if they all walked out? We’re seeing this happen in the US in what’s being called “the great resignation”. Without the worker there is no product. I hope you can appreciate where I was coming from, bad analogies aside. Thanks 🙂

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Hey Mick. I’ve contacted The Roar to correct the comment about Mark Levy. A case of mistaken identity and lazy research on my part. Full and unqualified apologies to Mark Levy (the former player). I just hope the folks at The Roar get to it sooner rather than later.

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Hi Dragon! I suspect you’re right about the QRL’s commitment being safeguarded by expected revenue. Perhaps I was hasty in responding directly to the argument that the revenue raised by the men’s game will be subsidising the women’s payments. The revenue raised by the men’s game goes towards a variety of things – if one of those things is SOO match payments, I don’t see a problem. Have a good one!

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Heya Kent! This is strictly about the State of Origin player payments. Club land is a different beast and a different conversation, but flat payments for rep footy are long overdue in my opinion. As Danielle pointed out in her comment above, this is an investment in the women’s game that will reap its reward in due time. I think all league fans can agree on this, right?

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

I’m known to ramble. Thanks, Jimmy.

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Wait. So even if they bring in the same revenue it’s still hard to justify?

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Earth, brother!

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

“I have worked for 35 years in many jobs and in none of them have I been paid any differently to a female doing the same job as me”

So, like QRL SOO players from next year on?

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Perhaps. Not sure that hypotheticals like this are really that adaptable to our broader economy.

Leaning on the roots of the game to criticise what is a minor payment, however, is misguided.

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

I’ve tried contacting The Roar to correct this. Apologies to the other Mark Levy!

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Not well enough! 😱

Women’s rugby league makes no money, but its players should be paid the same regardless

Thanks, Pirate! This was written in a frantic moment of nostalgia so I’m sure my professional eds would pick it to bits, but it means the world that you’ve got a kick out of it.

'It was alien, poetic': Why I'm forever watching Benji

Thanks Tim!

'It was alien, poetic': Why I'm forever watching Benji

If Cameron Smith is a tradesman, Benji Marshall is a poet. The true goat.

Take your stats and shove ’em: Why I rate Benji the greatest player of his era

“It offers up a psychological position not dissimilar to the fibro culture introduced so successfully by Roy Masters back in the firebrand days of the late 1970s.”

Oh yeah, the late 1970s when they won… er, one minor premiership. It’s hard to accept that the hard-luck loser mindset had much importance considering the the four wooden spoons they copped in the 80s.

Plus, I’m not sure the people of Macarthur see themselves as wounded or aching as you so desperately want them to. Feels a little condescending to me.

Wests Tigers: Time for a knock-down rebuild

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