12 Dec 2012

Salary cap deal moves closer in NRL

6:49 pm on 12 December 2012

Players and the National Rugby League have moved closer to resolving their stand-off over a salary cap increase on as the league unveiled a naming and digital rights deal with Telstra.

Players and players' association representatives are in dispute with NRL officials, both sides conceding some progress in their bid to find common ground.

The ARL Commission chairman John Grant indicated the new five-year deal with Telstra, worth more than $100 million Australian dollars and double the previous deal, had already been factored into its discussions with players, who are seeking a $1.5 million rise in the current $5 million cap.

Under the terms of the digital rights deal, NRL matches will be broadcast live on mobile phones and tablets.