Well , we are all very well aware of the MELBOURNE STORM SALARY CAP SCANDAL. The last major CAP SCANDAL was the Bulldogs, and another by the Warriors, with a multitude of other minor breaches.
The common denominator here is the major breaches have been by Super League / News Ltd aligned teams. With the exclusion of the Roosters, Newcastle and possibly Manly , no ARL aligned club has been seen as a major cap rorter.
News Ltd MUST accept responsibility for this , and make , with great haste , a rapid exit from the game. As a part owner of the game itself with 3 clubs aligned with their organisation involved in the 3 biggest cap breaches , the stink goes all the way to the top. Let News start another Mickey Mouse Competition……alongside one run by the ARL aligned clubs.
IS IT time to have a US style , 2 conference Superbowl type system ? …A salary cap free competition where the players are paid whatever the clubs can afford ( But players in this comp would be barred from playing representative football, run by News Ltd ?) With that winner playing the winner of a second competition , WITH a salary cap , and ALL players eligible for state and country representation. With a representative exclusion of 2 years for those coming from a non capped to a capped competition.
Would show up the caracter of a lot of Players/ officials/ business houses.