Castleford Tigers come out against ‘Marquee Player Rule’

Castleford Tigers
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Castleford Tigers have put out a club statement following a meeting between Super League clubs yesterday.

The Tigers voted against the introduction of the ‘Marquee Player Rule’ at the RFL EGM held at the KC Stadium - an idea proposed by Salford Red Devils whereby clubs would be able to sign a star player on top of the money they are allowed to spend under the salary cap.

In their statement the Castleford club said: Although we are not against the idea in principle, we felt that the timing was not right to vote in favour at this stage.

“As a club, we feel that the windfall of the Sky TV monies is a great opportunity for not only Castleford Tigers but for all clubs to have some stability over the next few years which will help in their governance.

“If the economic climate changes over the next few years then our opinion may change, but our strategic planning will be to invest our resources into getting young children between the ages of six and 14 playing the fantastic game of Rugby League again at schools and at our junior clubs.

“We believe that this will develop our young player pool and strengthen the underbelly of our club.”