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Re: Salary cap breaches revealed
Posted by: Gray_Lensman
Date: 23/01/2020 14:30
I've only read the competition law challenge so far. I am deeply unimpressed with the case put forward by Saracens especially as the same argument was tried back in 2015. In fact the CEO actually used verbatim evidence provided by the former CEO in his evidence this time. The panel wasn't entirely happy. Strangely both the CEO and someone called Nigel Wray both accepted the need for a salary cap but didn't like the way this one works. Because it makes Saracens uncompetitive on the field. Not an argument the panel found particularly persuasive due to the obvious on field success of Saracens. The panel dismissed the competition claim. No surprise there, but if a club starts from the position that the cap is in some way 'wrong' I think it is easy to see how it's possible to start down a slippery slope.

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