Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Broncos Deals Stun Battlers

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Broncos Deals Stun Battlers

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RUGBY LEAGUE: NRL battlers have been left stunned by Brisbane chief Bruno Cullen's declaration the Broncos have more than 20 third-party deals with players.

As eyebrows continued to be raised over superstar Greg Inglis's move from Melbourne to Brisbane, struggling clubs said they could only dream about that level of corporate support, although they are reluctant to label the NRL landscape uneven.

Cullen said the Broncos had around 20 deals ranging from $1000 to over $25,000.

"It's probably the easiest way to do it rather than annoy your sponsors for more money," he told Sky Sports Radio on yesterday.

"If the (player) manager comes to us and says player X is looking for a little bit more and is happy to do some promotional work ... we could certainly provide a list of Cywhy don't you contact these people'.

"Alternatively, and this is where the majority come from, we actually get these people contact us and say Cywe want to be involved and we want to help one of the players, who do you suggest? …

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