Scrap the cup, review the cap, and protect the Lions: solving the 2020 rugby chasm

In such uncertain and unprecedented times, it seems trivial to be discussing the resumption of rugby. More important issues come before sport, yet the resurrection of the sporting calendar is matter of sink or swim for many clubs and organisations. … Continue reading Scrap the cup, review the cap, and protect the Lions: solving the 2020 rugby chasm

Who’s Next?

Dave Swanton After the World Cup in Japan the announcement that Saracens had been punished for Salary Cap issues removed any short term memory of England’s efforts to lift the trophy and the fall out will, I am pretty sure, be there for a some time to come. In my 17 years at Sale Sharks there were always rumblings about certain clubs using ‘creative accountancy’ or quite simply ignoring the rules. The media in Rugby Union includes some very smart individuals who are not thick and they have an eye and an ear for a story. The players too added … Continue reading Who’s Next?