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Top14 budgets
lilyg (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 11:53
Top 14 budgets Just to change the topic away from non-emailed tickets, and queueing up

 
tedge
Re: Top14 budgets
tedge (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 11:59
With the surprising exceptions of La Rochelle and Toulouse it's a very clear example of success following the money. I wouldn't bet against the positions of those two clubs being reversed next season

 
charlieemeriau
Re: Top14 budgets
charlieemeriau (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 13:08
Hi Tedge,
I agree that the toulouse and La Rochelle swap is the weird thing in that table, but I dont see Toulouse improving next year form what I have seen they have recruited one very promising scrum half from castres, but are losing Camara, Palisson and Tolofua + retirement of the great Dusautoir... I travel to Toulouse regularly, I can tell you the fans are rather pessimistic, even more than the Saints fans :-)

New season recruits
Nouvelle-Zélande Charlie FAUMUINA, 30 ans, Pilier, NON JIFF, Blues
France Lucas POINTUD, 29 ans, Pilier, JIFF, Brive
France Louis-Benoît MADAULE, 28 ans, 3ème ligne, JIFF, Bordeaux
France Antoine DUPONT, 20 ans, Mêlée, ESPOIR, Castres
France Baptiste MOUCHOUS, 18 ans, Ouverture, ESPOIR, Tarbes
Australie Zack HOLMES, 27 ans, Ouverture, NON JIFF, La Rochelle
Afrique du sud Cheslin KOLBE, 23 ans, Arrière, NON JIFF, Stormers
France Thomas RAMOS, 21 ans, Arrière, ESPOIR, Retour de prêt Colomiers

departures
Afrique du sud Gurthrö STEENKAMP, 36 ans, Pilier, NON JIFF, n'est pas conservé
France Hugo PIRLET, 20 ans, Pilier, ESPOIR, Prêté à Narbonne
Géorgie Vasil KAKOVIN, 27 ans, Pilier, JIFF, Racing 92
France Christopher TOLOFUA, 23 ans, Talonneur, JIFF, Saracens
France Grégory LAMBOLEY, 35 ans, 2ème ligne, JIFF, La Rochelle
Argentine Patricio ALBACETE, 36 ans, 2ème ligne, NON JIFF, n'est pas conservé
France Thierry DUSAUTOIR, 35 ans, 3ème ligne, JIFF, Retraite
France Yacouba CAMARA, 23 ans, 3ème ligne, ESPOIR, Montpellier
France Samuel MARQUES, 28 ans, Mêlée, JIFF, Brive
Nouvelle-Zélande Luke MCALISTER, 33 ans, Ouverture, NON JIFF, Toulon
Angleterre Toby FLOOD, 31 ans, Ouverture, NON JIFF, Newcastle
France Alexis PALISSON, 29 ans, Ailier, JIFF, n'est pas conservé
Samoa Census JOHNSTON, 36 ans, Pilier, NON JIFF, Racing 92, NON OFFICIEL

 
LaurieK
Re: Top14 budgets
LaurieK (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 13:17
Toulouse have badly lost their way in the past 5 seasons or so. I think if you have followed them their trajectory has been clear for a while. Not sure what the problem is but it needs fixing proto.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Top14 budgets
shendy (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 13:54
Are Toulouse following the Biarritz & Perpignan path?



There ain't no Sanity Clause

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Top14 budgets
Robby Richmond (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 23:57
From Gavin Mortimer on Twitter-

Lequipe have spoken to Mourad Boudjellal who has broken down the monthly wage of an unidentified Toulon Test star

http://i.imgur.com/wCP5UYL.png

Average attendance in Top14

http://i.imgur.com/vizgZF2.png

Quote:
Mortimer says
L'Equipe report that ASM are paying Laidlaw €38k (£32k) a month for the first year & then €41k (£35k) for the two that follow. Whereas those misers at Toulon were only prepared to pay Greig €38k for the last two seasons of a 3 year deal and less than that for the first.

What's astonishing is the amount of money being paid to players on the verge of retirement.
• Overseas players in the T14 on €500,000 a season: Colin Slade, Ma'a Nonu is 34, Census Johnston is 36, Sergio Parisse is 33, Bismarck Du Plessis is 32 but in his prime & Conrad Smith is 35
• Struggling to make ends meet on €400,000 a season: Nemani Nadolo, Rory Kockott, Adam Ashley-Cooper is 33, Pat Albacete is 35, Will Genia, Davit Zirakashvili is 33 & Luke McAlister is 33
• Living on the breadline at €300,000 a season: Bryan Habana is 33, Gio Aplon, Brock James is 35, Mam Gorgodze, Juan Imhoff, Steffon Armitage, Leone Nakarawa & Rory Grice might be behind bars.
• Top paid French boys on €360,000 a season: Morgan Parra, Remi Lamerat, Wes Fofana, Francois Trinh-Duc, Max Medard, Max Machenaud & Brice Dulin



Sent from the toilet



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20/05/2017 00:08 by Robby Richmond.


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