Have your say: Should the salary cap be scrapped?

Eddie Hearn has suggested the salary needs to go if rugby league is to flourish and we want to know your thoughts on the situation.

The marketing guru, who is heavily involved with boxing and darts, believes the salary should be scrapped so Super League clubs can retain their star players as well as bringing the world’s best players to the UK.

In an interview with GQ, he said: “I follow sport, but I couldn’t tell you one rugby league player.

“I said to the rugby league guys that Martin Offiah, Andy Farrell, Jamie Peacock and Ellery Hanley are the ones I remember… So, if there are no role models and no ambassadors, how will grassroots participation grow? How will people tune in?

“You have to tune in to watch a star. Even with the Ryder Cup, you really want to see [Tiger] Woods. In the snooker, you want to see Ronnie [O’Sullivan]. In boxing, you want to watch [Anthony] Joshua.

“You need standout players but also with the wage cap [in rugby league], you are not giving the clubs a chance to achieve greatness.”

Some fans would like to see the salary cap gone because they would like to see their side spend however much they want to improve their squad.

But others want to see it kept because it means the game will be more of a level playing field.

We want to know what you think…

Should the salary cap be scrapped? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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