Talk regarding the salary cap is largely dominating the headlines in the rugby league world, with there still tension between the RLPA and the NRL regarding the amount for next year.
Speaking on Triple M's Dead Set Legends, Triple M and the Australians' Brent Read has revealed that there is a lot at stake in the upcoming negotiations. Listen to the full report below.
“There were talks today between the players’ union and the NRL and I think they’re edging towards a deal," Ready said.
“They want to have something on the table by next Thursday - it’s a big meeting in Sydney of the clubs and the CEOs.
“What’s at stake here is there was a story today that the players’ union let the NRL know late last week that if they cannot strike a deal, they will take the salary cap to court and challenge the salary cap in court.
“There was a list of things - challenge the salary cap, boycott the Dally Ms and the third thing is they will take the players’ intellectual property (the images of the players) and say to the NRL that from November 1, you cannot use player images on anything.
“There’s players signed beyond the end of the year, so I don’t know where they stand on that legally. But the World Cup could certainly be affected … they could turn around and say that the World Cup organisers are not allowed to use any images of any images of any players in the NRL to promote anything to do with the World Cup."