I think from so what he was saying.
The illustration he gave was one of his clients is on 10k a week. 3k is a weekly wage and 7k is bonus and other things.
The player gets his 3k as a wage and the other rolls on and is paid every three months as a lumper. He had a special word for it but I forget.
That means this player is currently owed something like 100,000. So not peanuts.
The agent seemed to think players will either have to sacrifice their bonuses, loose them if clubs go bust or wait until the money is paid.
It will effect everyone differently. Those starting the game and those near the end if their careers will be the biggest effected.
I will see if I can dig up a link it was a good interview
Personally I’m hoping we drop the 352 and go 343, bringing Roberts back if possible would allow us to do this. With the players we have at wing back 352 just doesn’t get us stretching teams enough imo.
An agent was on the radio saying a lot of players are still owed bonuses from their contracts (something to do with how they are paid). He seemed to think that a number of players deferred this payment which was due in June due to Covid, the problem is that if they sign a new contract they loose the bonus. This is apparently why some free agents haven't gone anywhere.
All sounded very confusing to me.