NRL signing frenzy incoming which could impact ex-Leeds Rhinos target and Wigan Warriors man

There are still plenty of players currently without a club headed into 2023 in the NRL largely down to the uncertainty around the salary cap.

The NRL is currently in the midst of negotiations which could have a huge impact on the sport in the years to come and threatened to cause a civil war.

Part of this fiery situation is the salary cap.

It is set to increase but until it is confirmed clubs cannot secure signings because they may end up over the cap in the years to come.

However, as a settlement nears it is being reported by Zerotackle that we could see a signings frenzy as clubs are freed up to sign players.

Meanwhile, Phil Rothfield of the Dail Telegraph further elaborated on this.

“Burton at the Canterbury Bulldogs, Gus (Phil Gould) and Cameron Ciraldo have offered him a significant pay rise and a long-term deal,” Rothfield said on Big Sports Breakfast.

“But they can’t actually sign him or do a deal because they don’t know what the salary cap is so that’s why this week is so important.

“Nathan Brown at the Parramatta Eels, I think if the cap goes up to what it’s supposed to what they’re hoping then Nathan Brown will sign at the Wests Tigers. I wrote last week he met Tim Sheens at a coffee shop.

“Also players like Marty Taupau at Manly, he isn’t getting paid right now and doesn’t have a club.

“But for example if Nathan Brown goes to the Wests Tigers that will trigger an opportunity for a Marty Taupau type player, same with Newcastle – he’s also talking to them.

“Brian To’o will sign at Penrith, so it’s a really, really important week for the game. This has been going on 12 months these negotiations.”

The discussions around Wests’ pursuits of Brown could also be added to their chase of Wigan Warriors star John Bateman.

A decision on the cap could enable Wests to make the moves they want including for Bateman.

Meanwhile, the future of former Leeds Rhinos target Marty Taupau should finally be settled.

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