#005 beat me to it.
Except for Cadee, none of those guys are paid overs based on those amounts.
3 are Boomers/Fringe Boomers - if anything, I'd say those are about par, if not under (the big spenders like Sydney or Melbourne would probably have been willing to pay more than Brisbane I reckon).
Even Cadee at $130k, whilst I would definitely not have him on my team and can't stand the bloke, is paid 11% odd of the cap and probably proportional, if not proportionally under, to his minutes/rotation.
As for next year, to give them the most free $ to spend on a really good top 5-7, I'd:
- Be recruiting now and signing up College returnees/and guys like Jack Salt for as low $ as possible (before the other superpowers come in) - so you're 8, 9, 10, 11th men aren't taking up the cap unnecessarily;
- Not sure of Te Rangi's contract situation, but I'd be inclined to approach him and say 'look, when you're current deal expires, we're not going to renew; how about we restructure you're contract to shave some off the top but give you a few more years for security.
- I'd also do the same to Cadee and remind him that no other team is going to offer him what he is been paid by Brisbane;