Marquee rule voted in by Super League clubs

Super League clubs have voted to introduce a new marquee rule from next season, Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has revealed on Twitter.

Though the exact details are as yet unknown, the proposed ruling would mean that clubs can sign one high-profile player whose wage would not count towards the £1.825m salary cap.

Dr Koukash has been a champion of the marquee player suggestion since his introduction to the sport, though the idea has been rejected three times in the past two years.

It required a majority vote from the 12 Super League clubs and the RFL when they met this morning, and it seems that the ruling has now been passed at the fourth time of asking.

It’s understood that a number of modifications to the rule were put on the table, and this may have helped to temper any previous opposition to the ruling.

It is understood that four Yorkshire clubs, Wakefield, Castleford, Hull and Huddersfield, voted against the new rule, which was passed by a vote of 8-4.

Wigan, Warrington, Leeds and Widnes, as well as Salford, supported the introduction of the ruling when it was first brought to vote in February 2014.

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