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Player Poll: Notorious Penny Pinchers

Staff writers, NRL.com

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Given how much time they spend in each other's pockets the stars of the NRL know which teammates are generous and which teammates keep their wallets to themselves, and they weren't afraid to rat them out.

David Klemmer (Bulldogs)

I would have to say Josh Morris. He doesn't shout any of the boys or get coffees for anyone other than his brother. 

Chad Townsend (Sharks)

Jack Bird just refuses to buy coffees for the boys and will always pull out the classic line that he didn't bring his wallet. Paul Gallen has been doing stuff like that for years. We get lunch every now and then from our cook at training and we get money deducted from our pay for every meal we have. He came in one day and there wasn't much food left so he got onto our trainer and said he wasn't having any money deducted because he hadn't had enough lunch.

Boyd Cordner (Roosters)

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is as tight as two coats of paint. He loves his money too much and wouldn't shout if a shark bit him. I call him 'whispers' because he never shouts.

Blake Ayshford (Warriors)

Jazz Tevaga. I have shouted him a couple of meals and have been waiting for some money for a while. I'm not holding my breath. I've lost that cash.

Josh Jackson (Bulldogs)

The Morris boys without a doubt, by far the worst. We go out to lunch with the boys and someone gets up to pay but they'll be first to leave and smoke bomb it quickly.

Trent Merrin (Panthers)

If you're asking anyone else they would probably say me but I would say Peter Wallace. We call his wallet the unicorn because it's a mythical creature that does not exist, especially around the boys. 

Michael Gordon (Roosters)

It's definitely 'Aubo' (Mitch Aubusson). He's been known to be very stringent on his budget and he doesn't budge much on it. He wouldn't shout if a shark bit him.

Tom Burgess (Rabbitohs)

Damien Cook... he don't like shouting. We have a coffee club in Cronulla on the way to training but he's not the one to hand over the money each morning.

Ben Matulino (Warriors)

I'd say Jazz [Tevaga]. I am owed some money which is a bit late. A couple of months late.

Josh Morris (Bulldogs)

I don't think I've ever seen Dave Klemmer carry his wallet in between trying to boss everyone around and intimidate them but James Graham would have to be the tightest... I don't think he's ever shouted me anything.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)

I've played with Mitchell Aubusson for eight years and I still haven't received a coffee from him. He thinks long term so he's tight and always will be.

This article first appeared on NRL.com