A guide to Premiership Rugby’s Salary Cap Regulations 2018/19 – what happens if there is a breach?

Published 28 August 2018 By: Christopher Stoner QC

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The article is the second of two pieces by the author on Premiership Rugby's Salary Cap Regulations for 2018/19 (the Regulations).

The first piece, available here, explains the principal changes for the new season. This second piece1 moves on to contextualise the Regulations by examining:

  • Their practical operation

  • What happens on suspicion of a breach

  • The disciplinary process

  • The sanctions that may be applied

  • Other notable aspects of the Regulations

At the time of publishing, the Regulations for the 2018/2019 season are not yet available on the Premiership Rugby website (although they may be uploaded soon). The principal changes to the published Regulations have however all been well communicated (see here and here2). A copy of the Regulations for the 2016-2017 season (which the author refers to as the published Regulations) are available here.3

This article updates a piece that the author originally wrote in 2015.


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Christopher Stoner QC

Christopher Stoner QC

Chris specialises in both property litigation and the regulatory/disciplinary aspects of sports law.

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