NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle.

NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle. Photo: Getty Images

The NRL is set to finally unveil wide-ranging changes to the salary cap this week, chief operating officer Jim Doyle said on Monday.

Club chief executives are due to be briefed on Wednesday after an exhaustive review of the cap, which was first set in motion by NRL chief executive Dave Smith last July, and an announcement is expected later in the week.

Doyle said most of the changes would be implemented for the 2015 season but some would have to wait until the expiry of the current collective bargaining agreement, which runs until 2017.

The cap now stands at $6.3 million for a club’s top 25 players, a figure that will increase to $6.55million next year, $6.8 million in 2016 and $7million in 2017. However, under the terms of the CBA, the cap and its allowances could go up even further in its final two years after a review.

Minor changes – a rise in the long-serving player allowance from $200,000 per club to $250,000 and a lift in the second-tier salary cap from $375,000 to $440,000 – have already been outlined. But more significant ideas – such as a marquee player concept that would allow the NRL to help clubs recruit players from outside the competition, and a radical proposal to give Smith jurisdiction over centrally contracting stars and what team they played for – have also been discussed as part of the review.

‘‘There are a couple of little things that we’re still working through but largely the review has been completed and recommendations have been done,’’ Doyle said at the launch of the NRL’s Women in League round.

‘‘It’s been through the [ARL] Commission. It’s now just a case of going through it with the clubs CEOs, the RLPA and closing off a few things and then obviously we can implement them. We’ve done some stuff for this year as you know, the rest of it will come in for next year. There will be some recommendations from it that ... we can’t do anything about at the moment but for the next CBA we need to be looking to put that type of thing in place.’’