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Friday, 16 August 2019

The seven players worth $1M-a-season: Johns


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The Manly Sea Eagles' Tom Trbojevic is the NRL's most valuable player, and should command the biggest contract in the league, says rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns.

The 22-year-old's next contract has been a hot topic after it was reported a lucrative twin-pack deal worth over $2 million-a-year was being engineered by the star fullback's management to keep he and his older brother Jake at Brookvale.

While finding that sort of money under the salary cap will be no small order for the Silvertails, Johns has argued only seven players in the league are currently worthy of million dollar contracts - and luckily for the Trbojevic brothers, both of their names are on that exclusive list.

"Tom and Jake at Manly," Johns listed to Wide World of Sports' Immortal behaviour.

Jake and Tom Trbojevic

"Tedesco, definitely.

"Cameron Smith, because he's still the most influential player in the competition despite how old he is. Cameron Munster, stands up in the big moments. The bigger the occasion the better he goes.

"Taumalolo for obvious reasons, and he's on that sort of money for the next 10 years. And the only other one I think would be Roger Tuivasa-Sheck."

While Johns' million-dollar club is star-studded it leaves out several players who are already on million-dollar deals, shining a light on the trend throughout the NRL to pay big money for key position players based on their potential, not the consistent services they deliver.

Cameron Munster

Perhaps the most hard done by based on 2019 performances is Daly Cherry-Evans, the highest paid player in the NRL on a $1.25 million-a-season deal, while fellow Queenslanders Anthony Milford, Ben Hunt and Ashley Taylor are also understood to command seven figures.

Johns' assessment is another feather in the cap for the Trbojevic brothers who will undoubtedly have their contract demands satisfied by a rival club should Manly be unable to come to the party.

Tedesco, billed by Johns as the most "dangerous player" in the league is contracted with the Roosters until 2021 and will likely call the Tri-colours home for some time.

Smith and Munster are the life-blood of Craig Bellamy's tightly run ship, while current Dally M Medallist Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Cowboys wrecking-ball Jason Taumalolo are both understood to be on over $1 million dollars-a-season.

Jason Taumalolo

Arguably one of the best play-makers ever to grace the game, Johns conceded he found it "interesting that there's no halfback" on his lucrative list, but revealed if he were to dish out top-dollar for any one player it'd be the younger Trbojevic.

"I think if I had to spend the most, and I was building a club from scratch, the first bloke I'd buy would be Turbo Tommy," he said.

Other notable omissions from Johns' list include Roosters stars Latrell Mitchell, Luke Keary, and Cooper Cronk, with the veteran No.7 likely discounted due to his recent retirement announcement.

The Manly Sea Eagles' Tom Trbojevic is the NRL's most valuable player, and should command the biggest contract in the league, says rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns.

The 22-year-old's next contract has been a hot topic after it was reported a lucrative twin-pack deal worth over $2 million-a-year was being engineered by the star fullback's management to keep he and his older brother Jake at Brookvale.

While finding that sort of money under the salary cap will be no small order for the Silvertails, Johns has argued only seven players in the league are currently worthy of million dollar contracts - and luckily for the Trbojevic brothers, both of their names are on that exclusive list.

"Tom and Jake at Manly," Johns listed to Wide World of Sports' Immortal behaviour.

Jake and Tom Trbojevic

"Tedesco, definitely.

"Cameron Smith, because he's still the most influential player in the competition despite how old he is. Cameron Munster, stands up in the big moments. The bigger the occasion the better he goes.

"Taumalolo for obvious reasons, and he's on that sort of money for the next 10 years. And the only other one I think would be Roger Tuivasa-Sheck."

While Johns' million-dollar club is star-studded it leaves out several players who are already on million-dollar deals, shining a light on the trend throughout the NRL to pay big money for key position players based on their potential, not the consistent services they deliver.

Cameron Munster

Perhaps the most hard done by based on 2019 performances is Daly Cherry-Evans, the highest paid player in the NRL on a $1.25 million-a-season deal, while fellow Queenslanders Anthony Milford, Ben Hunt and Ashley Taylor are also understood to command seven figures.

Johns' assessment is another feather in the cap for the Trbojevic brothers who will undoubtedly have their contract demands satisfied by a rival club should Manly be unable to come to the party.

Tedesco, billed by Johns as the most "dangerous player" in the league is contracted with the Roosters until 2021 and will likely call the Tri-colours home for some time.

Smith and Munster are the life-blood of Craig Bellamy's tightly run ship, while current Dally M Medallist Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Cowboys wrecking-ball Jason Taumalolo are both understood to be on over $1 million dollars-a-season.

Jason Taumalolo

Arguably one of the best play-makers ever to grace the game, Johns conceded he found it "interesting that there's no halfback" on his lucrative list, but revealed if he were to dish out top-dollar for any one player it'd be the younger Trbojevic.

"I think if I had to spend the most, and I was building a club from scratch, the first bloke I'd buy would be Turbo Tommy," he said.

Other notable omissions from Johns' list include Roosters stars Latrell Mitchell, Luke Keary, and Cooper Cronk, with the veteran No.7 likely discounted due to his recent retirement announcement.

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