ARLC to unveil strategic plan
Expansion is expected to be put on the backburner when the ARL Commission unveils its long-term vision for the game today.
With a $1 billion-plus broadcast deal now in place, the ARLC will present its strategic plan through to 2017.
But intent on ensuring the survival and growth of the 16 teams already in the competition, the ARLC is set to announce that expansion is not on the agenda in that time.
The ARLC will confirm a $5 million salary cap for next season and give clubs an indication where the cap and the annual grants are heading over following years.
Also expected are a greater financial commitment to both grassroots and country football and some clarification on representative eligibility for both State of Origin and Test football.© AAP 2013