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.
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.
However, the longer this goes on, the more problems are arising. The likes of Marty Taupau and Josh Mansour still don’t have clubs for 2023 because of these on going negotiations which could see the two switch to Super League for security.
Meanwhile, it has been reported by Zerotackle that industrial action, a strike of some description, is becoming likely and the longer things take the more likely this action becomes.