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It’s funny, we change the competition format at the drop of a hat, probably averaging a different competition structure every 4 years yet the one consistent has been the salary cap, for some reason it seems untouchable.

It was brought in to

A) Level the competition because Wigan (the current holders of every domestic trophy) were winning everything.

B) Protect teams financially.

It’s done neither.

It’s levelled the competition in the worst possible way. The same teams win the title, but their quality is levelled down to be closer to the mediocre teams.

If it’s a choice between watching a high quality team win all the time or a lower quality one, give me the quality one.

I don’t think many can argue that super league isn’t stale. We all know who will win the grand final. It’ll be saints or Wigan.

Bring in some other mechanism to protect team financially, and allow the teams that can afford it to build higher quality teams.

More stars in the league will make it more marketable, more lucrative, and increase the standard of the major finals, the games that matter. Sure, the same teams might win, as they do now. But the quality will be higher.

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Quote: Jason65 "If you want more quality on show "scrap the cap".To get more NRL you would have to raise the cap to match theirs, in real terms would be practically getting rid of the cap.
Ultimately it is upto the clubs owners/backers to manage the finances of said club.'"


TBH - I don't think they're going to scrap the cap, but increasing it significantly would give us some kind of measure to where it should be, and give us a guide to see if it needed tweaking any further.

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I’ve mixed feelings about it.

We’re certainly asking the cap to fix too many problems. Competitive balance, financial stability, even propping up the academy system. And scrapping it would at least spare us the nonsense about ‘great culture’ and it all being about ‘developing your own players’.

However, moving from the outcome of the season being drearily predictable to a higher proportion of games being non-contests would still be a big step. If Wigan are winning by 40, 50, 60 nearly every week, only ever challenged by Saints you’d think the best players might eventually want to go elsewhere (i.e. the NRL) for a challenge.

Ultimately I suspect it’d have to lead to greater change. Possibly fewer, bigger teams - and we all know how popular the idea of mergers is. But I feel like we’re already on the edge of what is tolerable for predictability.

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To scrap the cap would also have to unrestrict overseas quota. both are self defeating policies. you want people to watch the game then offer them the best product.
More people watching is increased revenues and increase in kids wanting to play. Grass roots will not grow if the pinnicale of the sport is not attractive

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Quote: LeedsLurch "To scrap the cap would also have to unrestrict overseas quota.'"


Lol what?

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Quote: RobRiches "I’ve said the exact same thing on these forums for the last 10 years.

Usually Wakefield or Leigh fans that disagreed with me but Wakefield will probably have changed their tune now they have a bit of cash.

If Wigans billionaire owner wants to splash his cash he should be allowed to. He shouldn’t be held back because wasters like Leigh. Hull fc and Salford might get upset'"


If Huddersfield were successful, they may get 5000 fans. If Hull are , stick 10k on that figure and Leigh have been a breath of fresh air, winning The Challenge Cup. I think your club's current plight is testament to the fact that you can spend hugely on players, but that is not going to win you trophies, until your club culture and coaching can match the ambition,

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