Storm CEO proposes NRL transfer window
Three NRL transfer windows over the course of a season, that is the proposition Storm CEO Dave Donaghy wants the rugby league world to consider.
Under the current system, much of the week's headlines centre around speculation of a player's future and where/when he will sign or re-sign on the dotted line.
Donaghy has suggested moving to a model where the NRL would have three designated periods of the year where Clubs and players can complete transfers - at the end of pre-season, after the Origin series and a two-week window after the Grand Final.
This would leave the remainder of the season for headlines to be about what really matters - the actual games.
“Having transfer windows gives you certain times of the year to focus on transfers and make it a priority, rather than how it is at the moment where it is every day of the week, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year,’’ Donaghy told The Daily Telegraph.
“At the moment there is a perceived rush to finalise futures and our list decisions.
“But within the confines of regular transfer windows, you can achieve the same outcome without the focus being taken off the weekend’s games.
“You can make the transfer windows one week or two weeks. Those three transfer windows are the only times players can move.”