Letters to editor: Rich clubs bypass Nat League salary cap thresholds

I COULDN’T agree more with Chris Taylor’s concerns (TRP Feb 21) at the distorting effect on community rugby of the lack of constraints on clubs and their moneymen seeking to buy success by ramping up player payments.
Unfortunately, his belief that there are rules in place to allow such actions to be restricted is unfounded.
The only English league that has a salary cap is, in fact, the Premiership.
National Leagues and below are subject only to salary “thresholds”, which can simply be opted out of by wealthy clubs that don’t need the financial support available from the RFU by way of trav...

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