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Pitchside Podcast – 2. The effect of salary caps on English rugby | Jonathan Beardmore

On this episode of Pitchside, Toby is joined by Jonathan Beardmore from the Eggchasers Rugby Podcast to discuss the positives and negatives of the salary cap within English rugby.

Together they look at how the cap has affected teams financially, with many teams going bust recently, whether it has helped the leagues interest and if the English teams can still compete in Europe, as well as looking at how the breach by Saracens affected everything.

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  • Toby Reynolds

    Toby is the cricket editor at the Sports Gazette. For the last three years, he has been a radio host and podcaster at URN. He also enjoys F1, rugby and football. Having written his dissertation on rugby union salary caps, Toby loves to explore tactical trends and use statistics to back up his arguments, as well as trying to disprove the saying that “stats are for prats”.