NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has revealed that the competition has full support of the clubs and respective states over finalising a trade window which would put to bed much of the contract speculation that plagues the premiership.
There could be as many as three trade windows throughout the year.
“Sometimes I think it’s a little messy – and I think the fans find it very frustrating – when there’s this constant movement of clubs throughout the year, when they’re playing in the jersey of the team they support,” Greenberg said.
“And I think there’s a way for us, without removing all the freedom of contracts that the players currently enjoy, to still make a more orderly process out of all this.
“I’m not suggesting I’m going to be stopping clubs and coaches having coffee shop meetings – that’s never going to stop.
“What I am suggesting is that there are periods of time during the year where we openly announce them, talk about them, and disclose them.”