Super League approves marquee rule

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Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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Super League clubs have voted to introduce a marquee player rule for 2016.

The controversial proposal, which had been rejected three times in the last two years, was finally given the go-ahead at the Super League annual meeting in Manchester on Wednesday.

The move, which will enable the wealthier clubs to sign a high-profile player whose salary will be at least partially exempt from the £1.85million salary cap, was initially proposed by Salford chairman Marwan Koukash but taken on in a modified fashion by Warrington.

Four clubs – thought to be Wakefield, Castleford, Hull and Huddersfield – were against the proposal but Press Association Sport understands the vote went 8-4 in its favour. A simple majority was all that was needed.

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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