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Re: Stooke to Briz rumour
Posted by: Clarkey3k
Date: 19/10/2017 15:24
Don't get this 'buying the title' line. There's a cap, any club could have all the money in the world but they can only spend up to the cap. I know there's the allowance for a top star but one or two players won't make a championship winning side. If/when Bristol are promoted they'll have as much chance as everyone else to try to put together a side capable of competing. Such will be the jump in level i would imagine that will take a few years, understandably.

It depends if Bristol are governed by the [Prem Rugby] salary cap whilst playing in The Championship which is overseen/managed/run by the RFU rather than Prem Rugby. In theory they could exceed the cap this season - thus "buying" The Championship because Mr. Lansdown is prepared to pay - and rein in spending to comply with the cap next season...

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