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.
English Rugby is again shooting itself in the foot. Reducing the salary cap is penalising those clubs with ambition like Bristol etc. Going to be even harder to compete with French clubs and Irish provinces where it’s not a level playing field
— Neil Fissler (@neilfissler) June 8, 2020
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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