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Posted by: Duncan96
Date: 30/12/2019 18:22
I am sure you can make that case Ricardo though its a somewhat flawed argument.
I'd guess he'd claim on the basis that the squad wasn't in cap that any team that played benefited. So even our second team beating Falcons contributed to them going down. The fact that we won the league maybe means that teams whose targets were to be top 4 or 6 or not relegated didn't make it and coaches payed the price.

What all that misses out is that if Saracens hadn't breached the cap they would still have been playing, they wouldn't have mysteriously disappeared from the equation. Maybe they wouldn't have got so far in Europe and so could have concentrated on the Premiership? Maybe those European games wouldn't have convinced Jones that he needed to denude the squad of a third of its starting XV for almost half or every season?

Who knows? maybe Chiefs one actual win wouldn't have come off the back of just beating a thoroughly knackered Saracens team who has played a European Champions Cup final and two other huge finals in the week and month before? Lots of things one could hypothesise on being different.

All good points here but remember: the effect of us breaching the cap was Liam Williams. If we hadn't signed him we wouldn't have been over. So maybe Chiefs can complain about last season's final and maybe we wouldn't have beaten them with another winger. The rest of the time: @#$%& all difference really

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