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Vodafone Warriors owner Eric Watson features in this week's issue of Big League. Photo: Photosport.

He talks about the club's perilous state when he took over and why hes not in it for the money.

This week Big League has its special 'Money Issue', delving deep into the influence of the almighty dollar and how rugby league hopes to manage its financially prosperous future.

Other features:

Greg Prichard looks into the top earners in the NRL and discovers just why their clubs are prepared to shell out the big bucks to keep them on their roster;

Big League looks into the CVR measurement and discovers just who exactly is delivering the greatest value for money for all 16 NRL teams;

It debates the merits of the salary cap with insights into how the clubs manage it and what the RLPA would like to see in the next collective bargaining agreement;

The crystal ball is dusted off and Big League predicts the Top 8 millionaires in the making;

Plus Steve Price discusses the strength of the international game in the wake of the Tonga-Samoa Test;

Profile of Roosters young gun Samsoni Langi;

Michael Hagan reveals why NRL clubs need to follow the NRL suits in a management overhaul;

And there is a Josh Reynolds poster for Bulldogs fans.

All this and official team lists, comprehensive previews and the BVodafone Warriors take their turn in the Cheerleader of the Year competition.

Big Leagues Money Issue, on sale at newsagents, supermarkets and at the ground from Thursday, May 2. Digital version also available via
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