WEST Coast players have agreed to higher pay cuts across the board after being assured the club won't be saving money to splash on high-priced recruits at the end of the year.
In a move that has been praised for its efficiency and equitable nature, the Eagles have accepted a seven per cent pay cut across the list.
West Coast made the decision to double the average pay cut across the board to ensure that after one year the club will be able to right its salary cap position without stretching the pain into further seasons.
The club's professional handling is understood to have included consultation with the Eagles' leadership group and senior players, and an acceptance throughout the playing list to share the financial pain.
Rookie-listed players and first-year recruits at West Coast will remain on their standardised contracts, without pay decreases.
West Coast players will take a bigger pay cut in 2021 to speed the club's return to normal salary cap levels
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