Friday, 16 April 2010

Bath must accentuate the positives to become powerhouse once more

Craig has promised to basically keep out of the day to day business side of affairs and his old full-back mate from Loughborough University days, Nick Blofeld, will be the main driving force in that respect.

But he will definitely be looking closely at the bigger picture, and, with his background of having played and lived in France, a particular bee in his bonnet is English clubs having to operate under a different salary cap system to the T14 sides.

Craig argues reasonably enough that it profoundly affects the strength of the squads you can assemble. The figure in England is currently £4m, the figure in France €7m, ie about £6m. A significant discrepency which is beginning to alter the balance of power in the Heineken Cup.

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