Premiership Rugby wants supporters to have their say on the review of the English domestic top flight’s salary cap regulations.
English rugby bosses launched an extensive salary cap review led by former Government minister Lord Myners in the wake of Saracens’ breaches that have led to the north London club’s relegation.
Saracens’ punishments mean they will drop down into the second-tier Championship next season, with the fallout now continuing into a wide-reaching review of salary cap rules.
Premiership Rugby has now launched a public consultation, where anyone can air their views on the issue. “We have launched this independently-led review because we want to strengthen further the salary cap to ensure we have a world-leading system,” said Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs.
“In the recent Saracens case, the existing regulations received the endorsement of an independent panel led by Lord Dyson, but we now want to look to the future.
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“Listening to the views of everyone with an interest in club rugby will help us to put in place the right set of powers, obligations and sanctions for the long-term benefit of the sport. We would encourage everyone to take part and we’re grateful to all those who share their views.”
Lord Myners’ review will be published in the second quarter of 2020 in a bid to be implemented ahead of the 2020-21 Premiership season.
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The public consultation runs until February 20 and is available at www.mynersreview.co.uk.
Lord Myners added: “I’m delighted to be leading this crucial review into all aspects of the operation of the Premiership Rugby salary cap.
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“We are approaching this consultation in a transparent and accountable way and I will seek to ensure that no stone is left unturned.
“The Premiership Rugby clubs and other organisations like the RFU and RPA will have a pivotal role in this consultation but making it public ensures that everyone with an interest in professional rugby in England can input to the results.”
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