18 Jan 2010

No salary cap exceptions for Thurston says Gallop

6:01 pm on 18 January 2010

The National Rugby League's chief executive David Gallop says he won't make any exemptions for Johnathan Thurston, despite the North Queensland star reportedly considering lucrative offers to switch to rugby uinion at the end of the season.

Thurston, his agent Sam Ayoub and Cowboys chief executive Peter Parr met Gallop in Sydney on Monday.

Gallop says Thurston's facing some big decisions but while the NRL would love to retain the Queensland and Kangaroos representative, salary cap rules can't be bent for any player.

He says revenue will rise in the next few years though and elite players will also benefit.