Bellamy wants NRL to scrap contract clause

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy wants the NRL to scrap the controversial round-13 player contract clause.

Under the current rules, players can negotiate their futures at any time but the NRL will register any new deal for the following season only after round 13.

This allows players a cooling-off period to change their minds and clubs the last right of refusal.

Chief executive Dave Smith says the NRL will review the current player transfer model in wake of speculation Daly Cherry-Evans was considering pulling out of his four-year-deal with the GOld COast Titans.

Bellamy said the rule should never had been brought in.

“I’m probably a bit old school but if you make a decision to go somewhere or to sign a contract about anything and then you get another 10 or 12 weeks to think about it, I don’t understand that,” Bellamy said.

“I think he’s (Smith) on the right track on hitting it on the head.”

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