Salford want Sonny Bill

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has again urged the RFL to lift the Super League salary cap so he can attempt to sign Sonny Bill Williams.

The 58-year-old business tycoon took over the Red Devils this year and has made twelve high-profile signings.

His aim is to make the club one of the biggest in the world, but to do that he feels the salary cap should be lifted for clubs with ambition. Indeed, he continues to pursue Williams despite him signing a contract extension at Sydney Roosters.

Koukash told MEN Sport: “There are six clubs in Super League who can afford to sign these superstar players.

“I know there are another six who cannot, but why penalise the six who can. They should not be stopped from buying.

“Exceptions are given allowing players to come in and play rugby union, so why cannot the same kind of rules apply to Rugby League?”

Salford have underlined their commitment to help spread Rugby League by donating kit to emerging European nations.

The Super League outfit sent three sets of kit to Serbia, Ukraine and Latvia respectively, in a bid to make the feel-good factor from the Rugby League World Cup be felt across the continent.