The Club yesterday wrote to NRL Salary Cap Auditor Ian Schubert asking for permission to breach the second tier salary cap by allowing the talented pair to play against St George-Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
The decision as to whether Brooks and Brown will play will be made by Coach Mick Potter following the team’s final training session tomorrow.
The permission granted by Schubert was made under special circumstances given that neither team could make the NRL finals series.
This was a one-off application that will be assessed on a weekly basis subject to Wests Tigers upcoming matches in the final few rounds of the Telstra Premiership and whether the opposition teams can make the finals.
The decision by Schubert to grant permission was based upon it being in the best interests of the game as a whole.