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Stormers settle pay spat

2012-05-07 13:29

Cape Town – A dispute over pay structures between Stormers/Western Province players and their WP Rugby employers has been “put to bed”, according to a media statement issued on Monday.

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This follows a story in Sunday’s Rapport newspaper suggesting the Super Rugby franchise’s players were unhappy because they were not being paid enough in match fees and win bonuses.

According to an agreement involving the South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA), the report said, players are entitled to R3 000 a game and the same amount in win bonuses, but WP Rugby had been forking out only R2 000 in each category.

Monday’s statement, jointly compiled by WP Rugby and SARPA, said: “Senior WP management, SARPA, senior players and coaching staff today addressed the issue raised in a Sunday newspaper with regards to differing match fees and win bonuses paid between the franchises.

“The meeting resolved that the remuneration structures do differ amongst the franchises and the Stormers remuneration was clarified and matter put to bed.”

Stormers acting captain Jean de Villiers was quoted in the statement as saying: “This is not an issue amongst the Stormers and WP players. The player body is a settled and happy unit.

“Our focus remains solely on the upcoming Super Rugby fixtures and our campaign this season.”

The matter being resolved may come as a relief to Stormers supporters who recall the alleged “player revolt” after a dispute with management just ahead of the 1999 home semi-final with the Highlanders, in which the home team were comprehensively beaten.

Sport24

Comments
  • Pedro - 2012-05-07 13:42

    @Trulio Watookal jy gebruik om jou stupid te maak Dit Werk. Kom af van daai viagra

      Johan - 2012-05-07 15:17

      @dronk Isak Al opgestaan uit die sloot waar jy uitgepass het?

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-05-07 15:28

      Isak, whatever jy rook, kan jy vir ons ook kry?

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 16:05

      Sakkie... Dis verby my vriend. Finish... Klaar. Die Strikers se groot choke begin Saterdag!!!

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 18:41

      Een van julle "original" Stormpies suppoters try baie om soos die Tokolos wees Sakkie. Een aap het gister Tokolos se profile gesteel maar hy het gou sy g#t gesien. Die aap is stil nou! Was jy toe Nuweland toe vandag om daai klomp klierkoppe te gaan uitsort ou maat? Jy was baie stil vandag. Bietjie op jou senuwees oor al die Stormpies se dinge en die naweek se Cheetahs oorwinning oor die Stormpies?

      Schaun - 2012-05-07 18:44

      the only reason they dont get money now is because in past 10 years they ve paid them high in each match and compensated them good for a win, but when it comes to the final they lose... i say pay them 1k for win, 1k for bonus point and if the win the final pay them back pay on what the players demand is..O SORRY my mistake.. thats not humain, al stormers player would be bank rupt according to that method since they dont win finals

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-08 03:33

      Sakkie... Jy moet eers 'n Cheetah vang voor jy hom kan slag ou maat. Hulle tande is klaar geslyp vir die feesmaal op Nuweland. Anyway... Sterkte vir die naweek. Ek dink julle gaan dit bitter nodig hê!

      Johan - 2012-05-08 03:47

      @dronk Isak Moenie lieg nie, jy was nie eers by die werk nie, steel bietjie die taxpayers se geld jy. Hou op suip man

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-05-07 13:43

    Wil hul nou begin bekers koop want dis Al manier hoe hul bekers in hul kas gaan kry.Bul groete

      bretton.eveleigh - 2012-05-07 13:51

      Pienk of Blou Bul groete?

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 13:55

      Pienk en blou groete. Bul groete.

      dawiej - 2012-05-07 14:01

      Pienk melkkoei groete seker,

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 14:09

      Bul groete, when translated into a language Capetonians understand, in fact means, "I'm stuck in the north where I don't even know the names of the roads anymore....and I can't afford a move to the south so I'll try and hide this sad state of affairs by hating on everything Cape....."

      Nic - 2012-05-07 14:38

      @Blueraven, most of the posh houses in the Cape are owned by people living in Gauteng, where the money is. No money in the Cape, ask any professional.

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 14:39

      Saffa, ons verdien meer hierbo (across the board) en die cost of living is cheaper. So what julle het n platberg en see? Bul groete.

      Stille - 2012-05-07 14:52

      Bloufieterjoel - wat 'n gepaste naam vir jou span. LMGA

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 15:17

      Lag vir jou eie grappie. OMW. Bul groete.

      Stille - 2012-05-07 15:28

      ek doen dankie. En ek is nie 'n skeinheilige mens nie, so geen groete nie.

      TruetotheBlue - 2012-05-08 12:03

      @Saffa - Generalisations are a weak form of attack. I am a born and bred Capetonian but I support the amazing mighty Bulls! There are plenty of us here in the fairest Cape :)

  • bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 13:43

    dis net dom ouens wat elke naweek so kan "bif bash" vir R3000 n' game, shame daar is mos nie eintlik geld in die kaap nie

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 14:10

      @Rapunzel.....that is what all you behemoths who can't afford to live here say........

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 14:15

      en hoe sal jy weet dogtertjie?

      Saffa - 2012-05-07 14:21

      Well Rapunzel - your intelligence leaves a lot to be desired, and it seems as though your breeding is questionable. So unless you are selling crack, I can't see your bank balance being much bigger than Spies's heart for the game of rugby, soooooooooooooooooooooo: Nope, you are not what we in the Cape would call, "potential Capetonian material".

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 14:24

      wel ou saffa, ons almal weet wat jou breeding is want jy lig jou been elke keer as jy verby n' paal loop

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 14:45

      Bloedisblou, n vriend van ons het n paar weke terug opgemerk dat die ou dingetjie dink sy is beter as enige iemand anders. Ignoreer haar. Bul groete.

      Nic - 2012-05-07 14:47

      @bloedisblou dis n baie teer puntjie vir Saffa, let op haar emosionele en aanvallende reaksies. Sy bly praat van "we in the Cape", maar ek waarborg jou sy het geen vriende en bly nog by haar ouers. Die mense op die blog is al wie sy ken.

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 14:50

      Nic, sy bly heelwaarskynlik nie eers in die Kaap nie, maar het al baie poskaarte gesien. Bul groete.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-07 16:16

      Ou Saffa Brat.. Jy is nie baie slim nie ne. Waar is jou usual backup vandag? Lionel, Jason, Crappants & co? Jy praat van "Capetonian Material". Jy is heeltemaal reg. Nie een Bul supporter is "Capetonian Material" nie... ons het almal meer as drie tande. Haal jy jou valstande uit in die aand as jy gaan slaap en fantasseer oor Spies?

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-07 23:37

      vandag staan ou bobjaan agter saffa... ai ai reg af di berg??

  • marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-05-07 14:13

    Seems to me like another fake cover up. Give the players their well deserved money. If the other franchises can give their players more why can't the WPRU pay theirs. Management is spending it on themselves. After all it is the players who put life and limb on the line every week.

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-05-07 14:15

    Great response from a Great captain!! Keep up the good work Jean!

      Sean - 2012-05-07 14:28

      lol

      bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 14:40

      saffa, daai schreeching wat jy hoor in die noorde is die aap wat probeer kitaar speel, dag ek se jou maar net..

      gustav.louw.12 - 2012-05-07 15:37

      Dit is opmerklik hoe baie blou bulle hier comment. Dit is ook net as die Stormers op Loftus speel dat hy vol is... Se nogal baie.

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 15:40

      Dis nogal opmerklik hoe min bekers die Kapenaars die afgelope 11 jaar gewen het. Bul groete.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-07 23:41

      @gustav- danki vir daai brokkie insigewende useles info... stuur groete aan jo ma??

  • bloedisblou - 2012-05-07 14:38

    ek hoop die weepie rugby base het hul les geleer, as hulle n' klomp ouens wat nie kan lees en skryf nie kontrakte aanbied moet hulle prentjies gebruik om die kontrakte aan die spelers te verduidelik

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 14:46

      Dis n wonder Lionel Mapoe speel nie vir hulle nie. Bul groete.

  • Johan - 2012-05-07 14:53

    Hi Almal, Soos julle weet het ek die intellek van 'n brandsiek melkbok maar ons veg voort manne ons veg voort. Ons moenie dat Malema en die min reen en die nog heelwat minder Stormer/WP bekers ons keer nie. Ek will net graag vir die Bloubulle, SA se vlagskip span baie geluk se met hulle top of the Conference posisie, julle maak ons trots. Maar ek moet nou gaan poefies en piepie en dit dan op Facebook post, so ek gaan julle outjies nou verlaat.

  • mandell.reitz1 - 2012-05-07 14:58

    Dis hoekom belowende jong \gekleurde\ spelers yt weepee padgee wnt hies sweet bokorol wat hulle hie hou...word op valse voorwendsels n kontrak aangebied,maar wane dit by betaal kom dan lyk dit so!!! So x ni verbaas hulle gee pad ni!!!GROOT unies soos di BULLE bied beter kontrakte aan en hou by hulle woord!!! Di weepee mut regkom en ophou al di geld op di fatcats ytblaas!!!kom reg!! Of lykmy di stormpies se geldkoffers is besig om leeg te word amper soos hulle lee en vol spinnerakke trofee kaste!!!!!! LOL!!!! Soos di spreekwoord se:\wat j saai sal j maai\ BULGROETE!!!!

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-07 23:45

      moet se', julle "gekleurdes" praat 'n snaakse taal en di spelling is is is... beroerd, maar ek dink daar onder is dit seker korrek??

  • JouMa - 2012-05-07 15:00

    jul klomp maar sad administrators are screwing the players across all sports codes this is a negotiated standardised amount across all franchises so why pay them less maybe because cant score tries

      Johan - 2012-05-07 15:01

      Hi Almal, Soos julle weet het ek die intellek van 'n brandsiek melkbok maar ons veg voort manne ons veg voort. Ons moenie dat Malema en die min reen en die nog heelwat minder Stormer/WP bekers ons keer nie. Ek will net graag vir die Bloubulle, SA se vlagskip span baie geluk se met hulle top of the Conference posisie, julle maak ons trots. Maar ek moet nou gaan poefies en piepie en dit dan op Facebook post, so ek gaan julle outjies nou verlaat.

  • Pieter Erasmus - 2012-05-07 15:02

    blou bul supporters stil remain simple minded.... bul groete.... wtf?

      Johan - 2012-05-07 15:10

      @Pieter Erasmus As jy die trofee al 3 keer gewen het kan jy se wat jy wil. Die res bly tjoepstil en admireer

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-07 15:34

      So Pieter, jou Stormers tjommie, Isak se 'Stormers groete' is o.k? Bul groete.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-07 23:51

      @blou- di stok alleen siel het niemand en niks om te groet ni, ni eers 'n beker wat hulle di afgelope 101 jare kon afstaan, om te groet ni, ni eers 'n papa of 'n mama om te groet ni, ni eers 'n maaikie om te groet ni,... dis 'n eensame wereld daar onder??

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-08 03:37

      Jan... STIL NOU JONG!

      Johan - 2012-05-08 03:45

      @Jan Hier's WP/Stormer stats: En onthou sommer vir 'n begin, NOG NOOIT gewen nie. 1996: 11de uit 12 1997: Nie gekwalifiseer vir Super rugby nie (te pateties) 1998: 10 de uit 12 2001: 7de uit 12 2002: 7de uit 12 2003: 10de uit 12 2005: 9de uit 12 2006: 11de uit 14 2007 11de uit 14 2009: 10de uit14 Een semi, GEEN WENNE Nou vra ek jou met trane in my katgrou oe hoe jy kan reken hulle is SA se mees suksesvolste?! Maar jy reken ook jy en JdV is onafskeidbaar en whatever, foeitog, op watter planeet bly jy?

  • Schalk - 2012-05-08 11:34

    As ek so reg kan onthou, die vorige keer toe die WP so gekla het oor geld toe verloor hul teen die vrystaat!!!!! Go Cheetahs!!!

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