Josh Miller
Forced out of club

Miller urges lifting salary cap

Canberra Raiders prop Josh Miller has called for long-standing salary cap restrictions to be lifted after revealing his frustration at being forced out of the club.

For 11 years, the big-hearted forward has spilled blood for the Raiders, but salary cap pressure means he is looking for a new home next season.

Miller, 28, has attracted interest from a few NRL clubs and has ruled out Super League as an option.

“It’s something the NRL needs to look at. At the moment it’s not rewarding players who are willing to stay loyal to clubs,” Miller said.

“I just think they should have something more in place that rewards players for playing all their football at the one club.

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“They say loyalty is dead in rugby league, but I don’t think it should be.

“I’ve always wanted to be a one club man, but it hasnt worked out that way.”

Miller doesn’t harbour any ill-feeling toward the Raiders, who would prefer to keep him. He understands the club has a duty to look after the youngsters who have emerged this year, led by Sam Williams and Josh Papalii.

At this stage, Miller and back-up fullback David Milne are the only Raiders certain to be elsewhere next year. The club remains hopeful of retaining Danny Galea, with the rest of the main squad all contracted until at least the end of 2012.

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