League and union lawyers were due to meet late last night, with the full negotiating teams due to meet tomorrow.
The first month of the season has been lost because of the stoppage. Among the issues separating owners and players are conduct and discipline issues, salary cap calculations and licensing agreements. The biggest hurdle is an agreement on what percentage of revenues will be devoted to salaries by the time the new system has been in place a few years. The owners want to pay 50 per cent ( backing off from their previous demand for 48) and the players want to receive 60 per cent (a move from 63 per cent).Reuse content