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Marble Eye 28 Sep 2015 19:24 pm said..

Just listen to the RWC commentaries. Every single game a player is named that is joining Sarries next season.
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Number8 06 Oct 2015 10:26 am said..

Sorry to rake over old ground but a fella I work with who supports and attends a certain ground just down the A46 tells me that a certain West Country team and a London team are each bracing themselves for a 40 point deduction due to salary cap breaches .

Maybe just an unsubstantiated rumour and it may be wrong but would be interesting if it does happen
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forresterinyorks 06 Oct 2015 10:36 am said..

This was also reported in last Sunday's TRP ( but no points deduction estimate given).
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glawfindel 06 Oct 2015 12:03 pm said..

Number8 wrote:Sorry to rake over old ground but a fella I work with who supports and attends a certain ground just down the A46 tells me that a certain West Country team and a London team are each bracing themselves for a 40 point deduction due to salary cap breaches .

Maybe just an unsubstantiated rumour and it may be wrong but would be interesting if it does happen


40 points would be a tad hefty to recover from?!?
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Castle Grim Reaper 06 Oct 2015 12:05 pm said..

glawfindel wrote:
Number8 wrote:Sorry to rake over old ground but a fella I work with who supports and attends a certain ground just down the A46 tells me that a certain West Country team and a London team are each bracing themselves for a 40 point deduction due to salary cap breaches .

Maybe just an unsubstantiated rumour and it may be wrong but would be interesting if it does happen


40 points would be a tad hefty to recover from?!?

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SirHenry 06 Oct 2015 12:22 pm said..

To paraphrase "I will love it if that happens. Love it."
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MattChelt 06 Oct 2015 13:12 pm said..

I guess (assume) any points deduction resulting from a proven breach of the salary cap is weighted depending on how big the breach is, and also over what period (i.e. the bigger / longer the breach, the bigger the penalty). Additional to any points deductions, are there any financial penalties imposed? For example, if a team is found to have breached last season's cap by £500k, would their cap for the new season be reduced by the same amount, or say a reduction of £250k for each of the next 2 seasons?

Is there a set penalty schedule for confirmed breaches? I think we are in unchartered waters in terms of past precedents being set...?

It's been hinted at / denied / investigated / swept under the carpet for many years now, and indirectly the same few clubs keep being hinted at as being allegedly in breach. Maybe it is finally time offenders - if indeed there are any - are brought to book and punished accordingly.

40 points deducted would be massive - OK last season it wouldn't have meant relegation apart from those who finished in the bottom 3 of the table, but this season may well be different. Interesting times ahead.
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madjake 06 Oct 2015 13:14 pm said..

If its true then the final last year was a farce.
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Bod 06 Oct 2015 13:53 pm said..

madjake wrote:If its true then the final last year was a farce.


Indeed - as a Bath fan I find the whole prospect quite unedifying and, if proven just confirms my doubts about the integrity of the characters running the club.
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ROLLO 06 Oct 2015 14:03 pm said..

I thought that the fine was £1 for every £10 over the cap. Small beer to the two clubs concerned a points deduction woiuld have a greater impact ( says he with his Wuss hat on)
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