Super League approves salary cap rise

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The Super League salary cap will increase from next season as part of changes approved by the Rugby Football League (RFL) Board on Thursday.

Super League clubs on Wednesday gave their backing for a rise of the cap with the aim of try attracting and keeping the best rugby league talent in the competition.

The RFL Board met in Manchester a day later and agreed to the proposals made by top-flight sides.

The cap will rise from 1.825million in each of the next three years and be set at £2.1m by the 2020 season.

Proposals to increase the number of marquee players for each club from one to two were also passed, with the idea of making players who return to the sport exempt from the cap.

Some players under the age of 21 will also be exempt from the cap as of the start of next season.