Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: AlecW (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2020 14:19

This is behind a paywall in The Times (Report in the Thunderer), but the gist is in the two paras below:

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Times article
Gallagher Premiership clubs found guilty of breaking salary cap regulations should be stripped of their titles, according to an independent report, triggered by the Saracens scandal, that recommends a radical overhaul of the system.
Lord Myners, a former government minister, was commissioned by Premiership Rugby (PRL) to conduct a review of the salary-cap system after Saracens had been found guilty of breaching the regulations in four different season

Paul Myners is rather more than a former Government Minister, he is also a leading authority on governance and a highly successful businessman in he City. He has never been known to pull any punches and doesn't here.

Pity the recommendations aren't retroactive, but this would be an extra deterrent anywayy...

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: AlecW (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2020 14:23

There's an open version of this story on the BBC website here.

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: GHA (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2020 14:24

Another notch on the 'Saracens got away with it' bedpost

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: Grantham Exile (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2020 20:13

Can anyone explain to me why not one single Saracens player has been brought to book for cheating/ bringing game into disrepute etc,, its OK dealing with the club (and was long overdue) so on the basis that club were warned from 2015 onwards surely the players involved have to take some responsibility and face up to their actions of taking illegal payments,, just curious

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: NorfolkIan (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 16:51

Grantham, each individual player had their own contract which in itself was not in breach of the Salary Cap - so what is there to charge them with?

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: GHA (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 17:58

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NorfolkIan
Grantham, each individual player had their own contract which in itself was not in breach of the Salary Cap - so what is there to charge them with?

So a player is only in the wrong if his contract is over 7 million oer year?

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: ExiledChameleon (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 23:38

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GHA
Quote:
NorfolkIan
Grantham, each individual player had their own contract which in itself was not in breach of the Salary Cap - so what is there to charge them with?

So a player is only in the wrong if his contract is over 7 million oer year?

In that case theyd be a marquee player, so still fine.

Re: Independent report recommends future salary cheats be stripped of their titles
Posted by: waltham (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2020 18:21

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ExiledChameleon
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GHA
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NorfolkIan
Grantham, each individual player had their own contract which in itself was not in breach of the Salary Cap - so what is there to charge them with?

So a player is only in the wrong if his contract is over 7 million oer year?

In that case theyd be a marquee player, so still fine.

Not once they drop the Marquee Player status/allowance. Full ad-hoc access to all clubs full accounting systems AND all players' financial and bank accounts/investments etc etc would help police the system bt still wouldn't be 100% watertight. How to police the issues relating to "connected persons/organisations" is much more difficult as they are by definition 3rd parties and "could" easily be used to mask "future" payments/benefits etc.

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