The man chiefly responsible for brokering the funding arrangement between the NRL and clubs fears franchises will fold if the salary cap rises any higher than $9.2 million for next year.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
Trent Barrett isn't one to rant or rave. Which is what made this spray all the more effective.
North Queensland and Gold Coast have become the latest teams to voice their opposition to the salary cap being elevated from an indicative figure of $9.2 million next year.
The personal sponsor who delivered Jarryd Hayne to the Gold Coast believes he's been made a "scapegoat" for the club's recent troubles and predicts the cross-code star can still make a positive contribution on the holiday strip.
The Warriors have emerged as a potential home for James Graham if he is squeezed out of Belmore.
West Australian rugby league officials have revealed plans to introduce under 20s and reserve grade teams into NSWRL competitions in a move that will provide professional pathways for players affected by Western Force's departure from the Super Rugby scene.
Parramatta fans will get the chance to forever ban officials who presided over the salary cap scandal from ever returning to the corridors of power at a landmark meeting next month.
Andrew Hill, during his stint at Greater Western Sydney, did not have to deal with salary cap pressures.
Penrith is expanding their footprint further into the western corridor in what the Country Rugby League believes will serve as the blueprint for saving bush football.
The Rugby League Players Association has met with its cricketing and Australian Rules counterparts to gain an insight into how those unions won their own battles for a guaranteed share of revenue.