IÃ¢Â€Â™m a fan of there being a salary cap Ã¢Â€Â“ but not in its present form. Currently: 1. A club can spend anything it wants on coaches, staff, recruitment officers, trainers extras. Only playersÃ¢Â€Â™ salaries are capped. 2. A club can totally neglect their juniors or grass roots development, without any ramifications Easts are the example. Last season they came last in first grade and last (or close to it) in Under 21s. They have virtually no junior teams, and thus, no locals in their top grade this season. What happens? They pay whatever they like for a Ã¢Â€Â˜goodÃ¢Â€Â™ coach, the most successful recruiter in the business, and IÃ¢Â€Â™m assuming a plethora of support staff. They seem to then be able to pay over-the-odds for players (The Hyphenator is an example), be in the market for everyone else who becomes available, and suddenly: They are top four in first grade and Under 20s in one season! This shows the weakness of the cap: You can buy a premiership. There is no incentive to cultivate your juniors and develop your sport. Easts should finish last or close to it every season because all they do is poach from other clubs, without any penalty. No other club does it to the same degree (apart from Melbourne). There must be salary cap dispensations for locals and long-serving players. And while IÃ¢Â€Â™m on a roll: Broncos have an enormous advantage because they are the only club in a huge capital city. They have a monopoly on sponsorship, crowds, TV and other media coverage, players etc. No wonder they always make the finals. There needs to be another club in Brisbane and, imo, another one somewhere in Queensland Ã¢Â€Â“ possibly the Sunshine Coast. Queensland has proved that they have the talent to fill several more teams.