Illawarra Rugby League Salary Cap Game-Changer

Updated: August 2, 2018

By Mitch Jennings / Illawarra Mercury

Rugby League in the Illawarra is set for a major a shake up in 2019, with the competition to operate within a salary cap system aimed leveling the recruitment gap between the larger and smaller clubs.

In what shapes as a game-changer for country competitions, the Illawarra District Rugby League will on Tuesday announce the implementation of a $150,000 salary cap across the two senior grades and a revised player points system aimed at encouraging club loyalty and providing incentives for clubs to develop local juniors.

The plan, the first of its kind in the CRL, follows a strategic review conducted last year amid concerns smaller clubs like Corrimal and Helensburgh will struggle to continue competing against wealthier clubs like Dapto, Wests and Collegians into future.

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