A list of top 30 squads may get publicised next season as the league looks to for greater transparency with its rostering, as reported by NRL.com.
Representatives from each club, the Rugby League Players’ Association and agents accreditation committee will meet on August 21 to discuss the latest contracting system which came out in November.
The current rules permits teams to confirm a top 24 roster for 2019 with the NRL as of November 1 and 29 players to be signed to a roster at the start of the season in March.
Clubs then have up until June 1 to sign an additional player to take their roster tally to 30, with 3-6 players allowed to be signed on development contracts.
One of the reported changes to the proposed new system would necessitate clubs to publish full squad lists, with players who are still under the salary cap but playing elsewhere no longer occupying a roster spot.
An example is retired Sea Eagle Nate Myles, who occupies a spot in both their top 30 and their salary.
Clubs would still be permitted to pay the salary of players who have left, but they would no longer occupy a roster spot.
Another sanction of the new system that is being pushed is clubs having more lenience when picking players from their lower grades, opposing the current system when they must apply for special dispensation.