Former Bradford Bulls and Wigan Warriors winger Karl Pryce has said that part of the reason Super League loses its top stars to the NRL is the difference between the two competitions’ salary caps.
You can read about that here but it came as he told Serious About Rugby League that he would like to see the salary cap increased as he questioned why it hadn’t grown as much as its Australian counterpart.
“It’s whatever is sustainable. In an ideal situation it should be increased but it’s not changed much for the last 10 years,” he said.
“With inflation it should be going up, as TV rights come through in Australia, so why is that not happening in Super League? There must be a reason.
“I’m not going to sit here and tell the RFL what they need to do, but hopefully they will be able to soon.
“We want to be able to attract top players and keep our best talent. So we need to be able to give them that financial opportunity.”
That said, he admitted that not every player goes to the NRL for the money having also explained that his nephew Will Pryce has gone more for the experience which you can read about here.
This came as he explained his decision to go to rugby union underlining that it is not all about the money: “Some may still want to go over to the NRL because it’s not always about the money.
“When I went to rugby union, everyone was like, Karl you went for the money. But that wasn’t the ultimate aim, it didn’t work out for me there but I went because there was an opportunity there and I wanted to test myself.”