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    #61
    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    Why don't the RFU suggest to the EPL that there should be a Salary Cap per team but the RFU should nominate, say, 30 or so "Marquee Players" whose salaries would be paid directly by them?
    How do you then faily divide that amongst the clubs? What marquee players would London Irish have?

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      #62
      A max of three per team. Players for a team who have more than three "Marquee" players would be encouraged to move to another team that had one or none.

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        #63
        I wonder why they don’t bring more teams into the premiership and copy the conference system for 14 clubs that exists in the pro14, then remove relegation with more teams playing less games with the addition of a national cup competition with all teams across the conferences and championship where internationals of 10+ caps are mostlyexcluded to encourage development of new players and resting others.

        You still have your league, players get rest, fringe players get opportunity, more players in the top league and nobody with a vote about relegation can be unhappy.

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          #64
          Originally posted by Piquet View Post
          A max of three per team. Players for a team who have more than three "Marquee" players would be encouraged to move to another team that had one or none.
          Interesting, rugby communism they could call it. Your so good a player we want you to go to a shyte team kinda thing.

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            #65
            Originally posted by theghost View Post
            Nathan hughes wasps off to bristol ,willie le roux also departing
            Wasps have long been my punt for the first PRL P share holder to go spectacularly skint. Whether they would be the last is highly debatable.

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              #66
              There really is no need for the RFU to centrally contract players. On the basis of 12 England matches a season, for which the players are paid £20,000 for each game, the RFU pay out over £5.5 million a year in salaries for England players who all have to ply their trade in the Gallagher Premiership. If PRL had a collective brain cell they would make it clear to agents of England players that they would be, collectively, factoring that lump of money into their negotiations with said players. If everyone did the same in the PRL cartel, they could all save themselves a pretty packet, £120,000 goes into £5.5 million 45 times, nearly 4 players a club. And all of that is on top of the fortune the clubs are directly paid, by the RFU( £24 million PA iirc) to release players who the England coach has said are not actually fit enough to compete in international rugby. EDIT and there is no way, whatsoever, that the IRFU get close to subsidising the pro game in Ireland, over and above the money directly made by the provinces , to the tune of over €30,000,000. Because if they did they would be skint.
              Last edited by the plastic paddy; 15th-January-2019, 19:15.

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                #67
                Originally posted by lawrence View Post
                I wonder why they don’t bring more teams into the premiership and copy the conference system for 14 clubs that exists in the pro14, then remove relegation with more teams playing less games with the addition of a national cup competition with all teams across the conferences and championship where internationals of 10+ caps are mostlyexcluded to encourage development of new players and resting others.

                You still have your league, players get rest, fringe players get opportunity, more players in the top league and nobody with a vote about relegation can be unhappy.
                Because the small number of teams want more games and fewer competitors. They want it at the expense of internationals, which they view as the thing that's stopping their glorious business model from delivering massive rewards. Even though their current business model is completely dependent on the union giving them a big chunk of their annual budget. Because they're deluded.

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
                  Because the small number of teams want more games and fewer competitors. They want it at the expense of internationals, which they view as the thing that's stopping their glorious business model from delivering massive rewards. Even though their current business model is completely dependent on the union giving them a big chunk of their annual budget. Because they're deluded.



                  The delusion comes from the top as well....

                  https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...e_iOSApp_Other

                  “Eddie Jones has been warned he faces a struggle to keep his England squad fresh given the demands placed on some players by the Champions Cup”

                  The 6 games (and for most 4 that are competitive before they are knocked out) of the champions cup is the problem, not the fact that their teams started many internationals in pre season friendlies and flogged them ever since, with many putting in big minutes for the Autumn fixtures. Naw, the European cup is the main problem for the “ultra competitive premiership”

                  They are happy to compare their lot with Irish teams because we rest players, but you never hear a comparison with the more competitive French league which consistently has more teams qualify for the QFs and does equally little to help the national team

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                    #69
                    Hang on, are there English teams in the Champions Cup now? Is this going to be an annual occurrence?

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by whimpersnap View Post
                      Hang on, are there English teams in the Champions Cup now? Is this going to be an annual occurrence?
                      Half annual

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                        #71
                        I can't wait until after we stuff them in Lansdowne and read in their media afterwards about how we have the luxury of resting players in our Champions Cup games

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