Super League players will on Wednesday launch a campaign to have a bigger say in the sport’s key issues - starting with the proposals to lower next year’s salary cap.

The GMB union - which now has around 80 percent of the competition’s players as members - has formed a committee made up of senior figures from each Super League squad.

They want more of a say in the running of the sport, with proposals to bring next season’s salary cap from £2.1million to £1.8million top of their list.

Head GMB rep and former Great Britain international Garreth Carvell explained: “The players are at a stage now where they want their say rather than being dictated to.

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“They know that changes have needed to be made this year and they totally understand that - this isn’t that players want everything in their favour.

“But they want their opinion to be heard, not on everything, but on the big issues that affect them.”

The union will release a statement on Wednesday outlining their stance, which will be backed up by social media posts from leading Super League players.

And the plans to lower the salary cap for 2021 - which have split the competition down the middle of the 12 clubs - will be the first key issue they want to be consulted on.

Carvell said: “The issue with the salary cap is that contracted players for next year will be alright. It’s the players that haven’t got deals for next season that will take the hit which just isn’t fair.

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“There’s no reason to lower it - if a club can’t afford to spend the full cap then just don’t spend it.

“Salford were the perfect example of how you can do that and still compete for trophies - they made last year’s Grand Final spending nearly half a million less than the cap limit.

“We also feel that reducing the salary cap now doesn’t send the right message to Sky ahead of the next TV deal.

“The players are organised now and we have some very reasonable and level-headed people in the group that understand things when they are explained to them.

“They might disagree but they want to listen and be able to give their say. All anybody wants is transparency and fairness.

“We’ve seen in Australia the benefits that a well organised players association can have on the sport.

“They go from strength to strength because they have that element of player buy-in and that’s what we want to have here.”