“NRL War” could open door for Super League clubs to poach stars as Huddersfield Giants man’s move delayed

There is an “NRL War” going on down under as the RLPA and the competition remains at odds over a number of issues that remain unresolved as they negotiate a new TV deal.

This reached a flashpoint over the weekend with a number of clubs threatening to form a “rebel league” and break away from the NRL in a similar situation to the Super League war back in 1997.

This saw NRL posses including Peter V’Landys cancel a trip to England for the Rugby League World Cup to try and manage this worrying situation.

At the heart of this “war” has been a proposal to increase the salary cap, but whilst this remains unresolved this is problematic for NRL clubs as it leaves them unable to tie down all their star players.

This is why Canberra Raiders have yet to announce the signing of Huddersfield Giants star Danny Levi as Josh Hodgson’s replacement according to the Canberra Times.

So, all of this means that some of the NRL’s top players futures could be left open which can only be a good thing for Super League clubs.

This is because they can offer security during this spell of uncertainty in the NRL which leaves club’s unsure about what they can spend and how many high profile players they can sign on for the future.

So, this is a situation Super League clubs should certainly be monitoring as they look to recruit the top names in the NRL.

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