World news – Buzz’s Top 50 shows the NRL salary cap is failing


They select the top 50 players in the competition and four clubs dominate the list with 33 inclusions – Melbourne Storm, the Roosters, the Rabbitohs and the Panthers.

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The Storm tops the list with 10 players and even allows the loss of skipper Cameron Smith.

At the other end of the ladder are seven clubs with just four top 50 players.

You could argue about Wade Graham and Shaun Johnson with the Sharks or Zac Lomax with the Dragons.

The top 50 players this year are a projection list. We assess past form, but also future growth.

That’s why greats like Grant, Newcastle’s Barnstorming Bradman Best, and Boom Parramatta Eels, fifth and eighth Dylan Brown, made the list.

They are very good players who we expect to be great players, if not this year then in the near future.

There’s one thing you can’t argue with on this year’s list – the top three players in the competition.

It’s really a matter of the order in which you put Cameron Munster, James Tedesco, and Nathan Cleary.

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