- Rugby 2019 – 2020 Season
Yes Flashy, I was commenting on the potential implication based on last seasons table. What’s the betting they have all the Engerlund players back in action this weekend? I will believe it when I see it though, there will be somebody in front of a judge getting an injunction as we speak. Although table currently showing them on minus 26 points!Posted 2 months agomindmap3Member
Sarries have been hit big time for their very blatant disregard for the salary cap; 35 point deduction and a £5m fine both of which they’re appealing.
How it has come as a surprise is beyond me; George, Itoje, Billy, Maki, Kruis, Koch, Spencer, Daly, Goode, Williams etc are all dirt cheap….Posted 2 months ago
As an interesting point, both wasps and Hairy quims exceeded the cap. Both were fined half the amount they exceeded it by; that puts the overspend at 10 million. Or 3 million more that the annual salary cap (7 plus 2 marquee players) for a club. That isn’t an oversight, that is deliberate cheating on a huge scale. The rest of the prem is closing ranks AGAINST them if the story in today’s Times is accurate.Posted 2 months ago
The paper had the private companies set up by him and various players listed, he seems to think that’s ok; prem rugby disagrees. Jim Hamilton let slip on the podcast that he hadn’t paid his rent for the three years he was there. Bet the shed is DEAD understanding this weekend. Also; he appeals and uses the same players…what happens then if they lose the case?Posted 2 months ago
Presumably whatever dealings they’ve had to keep that number of players on board for the last three years are still ongoing this season. Are they going to have to have a cull of their squad or ask all the players to take a pay cut to stay under the salary cap this season?
Is that even possible with contracts?Posted 2 months ago
Just going to leave this here 🙂
Posted 2 months ago
My godfathers – I thought I was an optimistic Scotland fan!
after the debacle of the WC for Scotland then all scots players have slid right down the reckoning for the lions and quite rightly so. I said before the WC that if the scots players wanted to show how good they were this was the stage to do it on. Well they didn’t did they. I think one Scots player improved their reputation – Darcy Graham. Every other players reputation has fallen.
Picking the lions now? I don’t think there would be a single scot bar perhaps Hogg
If the Scots want a decent level of representation on the next lions tour then they need to spend the next two years winning things. We have the players to do this but actual deeds count not potential.Posted 2 months ago
teej, stop backtracking; Bruce and I know you wrote that. You think you threw us off the scent by not mentioning Johnny Gray? We are both well aware that the restraining order stops you talking about him/approaching him naked and smeared in peanut butter/emailing him about your dreams.Posted 2 months agomindmap3Member
Dylan Hartley has retired due to an ongoing knee injury that he couldn’t recover from. That combined with his concussion issues, it doesn’t really come as a surprise.
His discipline was piss poor at club level but was remarkably good for England. He was also a pretty big part of that unbeaten run etc.
Regarding Sarries the point deduction has been put on hold due to the appeal. The Prem clubs are indeed closing rank on them and I can see why (for those that actually bother with the cap). It’s so blatantly obvious that they were not bothering with the cap, I can’t believe that they kept going / defending it.Posted 2 months ago
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