GIANTS chief executive Ralph Rimmer is calling for a radical change to the salary cap system in order to reward Super League clubs who focus on player development.
Under the present system clubs can spend 50% of their income or up to £1.8m on players' wages.
But Rimmer believes a much fairer way would be to exclude players who have been brought through a club's development programme and, at the same time, reduce the figure to be paid on `outside' signings by around £500,000.
Said Rimmer: "I believe more emphasis should be placed on bringing young players up through the ranks.
"Pressure should be applied to ensure Super League clubs invest in youth and, therefore, invest in the game in this country.
"This form of salary cap system would do just that."
Meanwhile, Leeds have now confirmed the Francis Cummins' benefit game against the Giants will be at Headingley on Sunday, February 8 (3.00).