Wests Tigers Response To Daily
Telegraph Articl

This mornings article on the back page of the Daily Telegraph titled ?How To Cage a Pair of Tigers? details a balance of $500,000 left over from the 2005 salary cap that will now be used to secure long term contracts with Scott Prince and Benji Marshall. Wests Tigers would like to confirm that this statement is incorrect.

The Daily Telegraph reported a spend of $2.8 million this year and that statement is incorrect.

?Under the CBA agreement between the NRL and the RLPA all NRL Clubs must spend a minimum of $3 million from the salary cap and we have spent that and more?, said CEO Stephen Noyce.

Wests Tigers is proud of what we have achieved this year without spending the full salary cap and if necessary and within the Salary Cap guidelines, consideration will be given to utilising some of the unspent 2005 cap to assist with retaining players for the future.

2006 will see Wests Tigers spend the entire salary cap for the first time since its inception into the Competition.

?This is an important time for Wests Tigers retaining our key players, enticing new talent to the Club and the development of our junior players are key focuses of the Football Operations Department,? said CEO Steve Noyce.