Is this the end for the Super League, with more and more of the top players in the league moving to the National Rugby League in Australia? Wigan Warriors' Sam Tomkins, the current man of steel, looks set to join a host of others names such as Lee Mossop and Gareth Hock and move to the NRL with Auckland based club New Zealand Warriors being the team on his radar.
However the big question is why is this happening and is there away this can be stopped, because as a Super League fan it would be sad to lose a players of Tomkins calibre and flair to the NRL.
In my opinion I believe the main reason behind this is the lucrative TV deals in the NRL that have lead the league to raise there salary caps to allow bigger deals for players, which attracts the English based players to the league.
How can this be stopped you ask? Well that's a hard question to ask, but the Super League need to try and gain a better TV deal for its clubs to start with, but that isn't all they can do, the league its self needs to seriously consider increasing the salary cap so teams have more room to keep there better players and attract better players.
As more and more players leave the Super League I think more and more clubs will follow Salford City Reds' owners opinion on the matter and ask for a increase in the salary cap to save the league.
This new Salford owner has, in the last few months, saved the club from the brink of administration and pumped big amounts of money into the team in trying to entice players to join the Reds. He also managed to tie down Brian Noble to a head coach role at the club, who is one of the best in rugby league having spells with Bradford Bulls several other notable sides.
This may be the end but there is still a chance for the Super League to turn this around but they need to act sooner rather than later or face losing there best talent to the NRL.
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