It no doubt suits many rugby league officials –
including club officials – to believe the current salary cap saga is just a case
of sour grapes and poor losers. But they’re wrong. The publicity over the issue in
recent weeks, and more particularly the last week as a result of the Matt Orford
debacle, is not only testing the credibility of the salary cap, it’s bringing
into question the very administration of the game itself.

And it’s again raising serious questions about the role
of player/managers in rugby league. The greatest flaw in the rugby league salary cap system
is its lack of transparency – until there is some transparency and accountability
in the salary cap process the rumours just won’t go away.

The full story is on the site here.

Peter Fray

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