The salary cap ( and TPAs) are a joke offering the richer clubs a free ride to premiership and therefore more money. A more equitable system needs to be found. After discussing the matter with a few mates, and mindful that the draft cant be used because of legal constraints, one option that seemed to show promise and has been discussed often before is a points system for graded players. This makes no attempt to discuss the maximum number of players allowed to be graded to play first grade but only to give players ratings. Of course players may raise their rating during the year but I would suggest a club wouldn't need to adjust their graded players until years end. I was thinking something along this line in points 1. A newly graded player to first grade for their first 2 years unless gaining representation 2. Graded players over two years and players, even those representing, graded for the one club continuously over 6 years 3. Rep players no longer selected in SOO for three years . Players having played less than 3 SOO and no tests . Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, PNG players having last played tests over 3 years ago 4. Former test player, who hasn't played a test in over 3 years. Current Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Tonga test player 5, Current SOO having played 3 or more games. Test player less than 3 games, Aust, NZ Eng. 6. Current test player with 3 or more test appearances Aust, NZ, Eng. Then say there is a maximum of 60 points per club. This of course would mean clubs without reps could have more players graded but only as a year by year proposition. Clubs with large rep group would have to be careful to ensure they have enough lower ranked players to stay within the accepted range, thereby ensuring greater spread of talent. They can pay them what they like, but they are limited by how many top players they can keep. What's the thoughts and are there other alternatives.