Super League GM Solly explains marquee player ruling

Blake Solly has spoken publicly about the controversial marquee player ruling, and has indicated that the clubs will regroup again at a later date to discuss whether to introduce the concept.

The idea – which has been heavily pushed by Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – has been rejected on two seperate occasions by Super League clubs, but Solly spoke to Super League TV to clarify the situation, explaining how the marquee player ruling would work, should it be introduced.

“The clubs were asked three times over the last year whether to introduce a marquee player ruling. That would relate to their highest-paid player – subject to affordability – would go onto their salary cap with a value of £100,000, no matter what they spent on them.

“If a club wanted to pay a player a million pounds a year – so long as they could afford it – it would go under the salary cap as a £100,000 salary.”


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