NRL 2020: Players ready to take pay cut, says Players Association. State of Origin will now be played in November after the season's conclusion, while the Grand Final will now be played on October 25 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Points earned in the first two rounds will still be counted. By Jack Snape. Whether through or lack of opportunity or seeking a pay day, NRL players are considering the Old Dart. By running a well-organized dual contract and bookkeeping system they concealed from the NRL a total of $3.78 million in payments made to players outside of the salary cap, including $303,000 in 2006, $459,000 in 2007, $957,000 in 2008, $1.021 million in 2009 and $1.04 million in 2010.
25/03/2020 . The NRL is hellbent on the resuming the competition on May 28, but the players want a number of assurances made before returning to the field. AAP. On 28 April 2020, the NRL announced that the competition would be a 20-round competition, which would allow each team to play each other once with 5 extra fixtures. Wages of NRL and AFL players set to be paid by taxpayer thanks to JobKeeper scheme . The salary cap for 2020 is $9.9 million, across each of the league's 16 clubs. NRL Leaks: The players that Super League clubs are after for 2020 | Sporting News Australia