They can put a cap on TPA's if they want, they can ban them entirely, or they can include them in the cap. It won't make any difference! The clubs that go down the rorting road are paying players OUTSIDE the rules, so outside both the existing cap, and the shady TPA deals the NRL knows about. They are not telling the NRL about them. So no matter what happens with TPA's, they won't change a club who wishes to cheat and pay players outside the rules. What they need to do if they really wanted something even close to fair: 1) Is have TPA's allowed, and just put a cap on them. Each team can have an additional $500k in TPA above their cap. Not really enough to pad out a team with all elite stars, but enough to attract a few higher quality players. 2) Have every players salary published. We tend to find out what they are anyway, the only reason to keep them private now is to hide how much each players and club has in TPA showing how unbalanced the system currently is. Publish them in addition to the above rule so there is no hiding, no speculation. 3) At every player contract signing, have the player, the players agent, and club CEO sign a declaration outlining exactly what the player is being paid to play for that club. In fact, they could enforce this for every existing contract also. Do it during an off season to minimise disruption to teams. And for any players, agents or administrators caught rorting, life ban, no chance of getting back in. The above would mean we would know what a player is getting, have some confidence that that is exactly what they are getting, and have confidence that the playing field is fairly even.