In all of the noise this week about the RFL's apparent poor management of the game, and Dr K going on about the salary cap, it has been interesting to read about the support of the RFL and the likes of Moran, Davy and (some shock here) Hetherington saying they are all in favour of a marquee player allowance.
My understanding is that the SL clubs decide on the cap and whether to increase or not. Presuming that the poorest SL clubs are the one's who have to date blocked any increase so as to avoid losing ground on the richer clubs, and that the two sides relegated from SL at the end of 2014 will be from the poorer end of the scale, what likelihood is there that those clubs wanting upwards changes to the cap will be in the majority for 2015?
Is it possible to say how much the cap should increase by? Should there be any restrictions on who qualifies as a marquee allowance player? For example should the allowance be limited to players who qualify to play for any of the British Isles nations/ and France (the aim being to keep the best of British Isles and French talent playing up here), or should it be opened up to players from elsewhere in the world?