IMHO Offering one player far more than his team mates becomes a complex issue, players trying to angle for that highest salary by threatening to leave through their agents would be very complex, and trying to work out who should get the big salary, the best up and coming player or the best acutual senior players who have achieved but may not be as effective in their later years?
I mean should the marquee player at leeds be watkins or hardaker?
Peacock or Sinfield?.
Pick one and the other three will not be very happy at all.....
A good solution would be a set salaries policy and the club stick to it to ensure fairness across the board. Which is what leeds do.
Exactly, it won't stop other players looking at union and the nrl for better deals. In fact it may increase it