Gallagher Premiership clubs lower salary cap

Gallagher Premiership

The Gallagher Premiership clubs – plus Newcastle – have voted to lower the salary cap according to the latest reports in the Daily Mail. 

£6m salary cap agreed

The current cap is £7m, plus injury depensation and two marquee players. It’s reported that in a video conference on Tuesday the club owners agreed that the basic salary cap figure would decrease to £6m.

The marquee players’ system, which has come under some scrutiny in recent weeks, is retained, as is the £400,000 in injury dispensation.

The move comes just days after the Gallagher Premiership clubs unanimously voted in favour of the 52 recommendations of the Myners Report, to change the salary cap system.

It is thought that this will be brought in over numerous stages within the next two years, considering clubs had already budgeted for 2020-21.

Bristol Bears owner Steve Lansdown had expressed his opposition to the move, but has lost out due to the majority ruling. He will however, be pleased to see marquee players remain.

An official announcement is expected on Tuesday.


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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 11: Members of the 12 Gallagher Premiership Rugby Sides pose for a photo from left to right: Tom Wood of Northampton Saints, Dan Robson of Wasps, Chris Ashton of Sale Sharks, Mike Brown of Harlequins, Danny Cipriani of Gloucester Rugby, Alex Goode of Saracens, Don Armand of Exeter Chiefs, Rhys Priestland of Bath Rugby, Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers, Francois Hougaard of Worcester Warriers, Blair Cowan of London Irish and Nathan Hughes of Bristol Bears during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2019-20 Season Launch at Twickenham Stadium on September 11, 2019 in London, England. The Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2019-20 season kicks off on Friday the 18th of October with Bristol Bears hosting Bath Rugby. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Premiership Rugby)