Premiership clubs agree to make huge change to the salary cap

Premiership clubs have voted by a majority to slash £1m off the league’s salary cap limit.

The new cap of £6m, down from £7m, will be gradually transitioned into with budgets already in place for the 2020-21 season, according to the Guardian.

They have reported that ‘ All 13 clubs have agreed the move but with a view to returning the cap to its current level should revenues increase to appropriate levels in future seasons.’

It is understood however, that the clubs have failed to reach a consensus on removing marquee players, either one or both of them for 2021-22.


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Lawrence Dallaglio names his best World XV

The former England and Wasps captain picks his ‘perfect’ World XV for The Times.

15 CHRISTIAN CULLEN (NZ): Comes down to Cullen or Serge Blanco. While Blanco might have been a great player for a longer period, Cullen’s best years were sensational

14 DAVID CAMPESE (AUS): Wasn’t always generous in his comments about England but he was a great player and, really, he walks into the team

13 JERRY GUSCOTT (ENG): The way Jerry could accelerate onto a pass made him unique in my eyes. One of those players with the ability to do something that changed a game

12 FRANK BUNCE (NZ): Lots of people will say ‘how can you not pick Tim Horan at No 12?’ Horan was a great player, a better attacker than Bunce but I loved Bunce’s physicality

11 JONAH LOMU (NZ): If only for the matches he played against England, he would get in, but Lomu played plenty of other great matches.

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