SA increase salary cap, can they afford it?

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May 21, 2023, 14:52

So latest news in is that SA rugby has agreed to increase the Salary cap to R80 million per season. Up from R67 million. 

Probably the biggest bonus was that each franchise can recruit 4 marque players that doesn’t count towards the salary cap. 

My only concern is that SA rugby is at a deficit this year. Only the Stormers and the bulls are packing the crowds in. 

The sharks have bought poorly.

The Lions is spending no money and the results are showing. Neither do they have a decent coaching team with over the hill players. 

I like the idea that we can bring 16 of our top springboks home, but can we afford it and where will the money come from

May 21, 2023, 23:38

They’re talking about upping our salary cap to £6.5 million but most of the clubs are rejecting that idea as they just can’t afford it. 

May 22, 2023, 00:46

Only France, Japan and Ireland have enough money to pay players to $. 

That said, Ireland doesn't disclose their figures. But I recall a interview with Stander where it was in his interest not to play for a club when retiring due to some tax loophole.

As for France, lots of private money that goes into rugby and well supported by the fans. The stadiums always look full when you watch and most of the teams are really competitive. Then, they have most of the top players and a lot of South Sea Islanders. Not to mention players from Australia and New Zealand. Even English players are jumping ship and willing to give up playing for England to make some money in France.

Then as for Japan. I think only foreign players get the most where as the local players, are employed as a regular employee and when they stop playing will go to work. Unless they've changed it now with the recent restructuring. 

Still, Japan has a ton of money. 

But for the rest of the world, the money is simply not there. 

In my honest opinion, I don't think rugby in general can pay players that much. 

However, I would rather see shorter seasons then players playing for 11 months of the year. 

I want to get the stadiums full and fans excited.

It works for the NFL, it works in Japan and it will work for all the other countries. 

May 22, 2023, 10:51

where will the money come from

What a question. From the North and the vast transfer of wealth operated by globalists.

Same globalists who are planning to organize a EC final in the US.

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