The NRL salary cap is now the subject of public debate following a meeting of club bosses.

The troubled code has called for widespread input to resolve the contentious issue.

Heath Warren reports.

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Following the Melbourne Storm salary cap scandal, NRL chief executive David Gallop met club bosses yesterday in Sydney.

The meeting of club officials reaffirmed their support for the current salary cap but they say they are exploring all options and are open to suggestion of change.

It comes amid a feeling of growing unrest as players are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the NRL’s administration.

The NRL finds itself under pressure to make changes with star players including Israel Folau and Jonathan Thurston receiving attractive offers
from rival codes.

While Gallop hopes Folau and Thurston stay on board he says the NRL won’t be making exceptions for the demands of high profile players.

NRL chiefs have set a deadline of May 21 to receive submissions for changes to the salary cap and have called for input from both fans and officials.

However several Bronco players took time out from the turmoil today turning to other pursuits.

But when the media fronted the press call, Broncos management gagged its players, not allowing any questions about the salary cap or potential player movements.

David Gallop says the amount of next season’s salary cap will be determined when a new television rights deal is reached for the 2013 season.

Heath Warren, QUT News