Former Hull KR man to be key to the future of the NRL as they edge closer to salary cap

The NRL has been rocked by uncertainty in recent months.

As the competition looks to strike a deal which will secure the future for the next centre according to Chairman of the ARL Peter V’Landys, there has been plenty of disputes.

A civil war was even threatened with clubs threatening to form a break away rebel league from the NRL.

Now things are progressing and at the heart of them is the Players Association (RLPA) and their discussions over what the salary cap should be to secure players’ futures.

The president of the RLPA is former Hull KR star Clint Newton who was at the club when they secured their highest ever Super League finish of fourth in 2009.

According to Phil Rothfield of the Daily Telegraph, Newton is close to securing an agreement with regards to the salary cap which will hugely impact the NRL’s future.

“Last Friday at NRL headquarters Clint Newton and the RLPA, three clubs and the NRL executives got together and made considerable progress,” he said on the Big Sports Breakfast.

“From the people I spoke to inside that meeting I’m very hopeful it will be solved this week.”

He also said that this could cause a “pre-Christmas rush” of signings as clubs have had to wait for the salary cap to be settled.

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