Levelling rugby’s financial playing field

Re transfer fees not necessarily pk. It can also be a source of income for clubs to buy a cheap young player, develop him for a few years and re sell him for much more down the track. The net profit can be massive and some clubs do that very well in nh fooball. Gorgodze had a couple of years of rugby when he moved to france in 2005 as he comes from basketball. He was worth a pittance then. 3-5 years later he was a buffalo worth much more. I would even say that hus club Montpellier wiuld have loved to be able to sell it to richer clubs then. So no the nh isnt necessarily agai st that as we have been doing this for decades in all sports. Fyi last night anthony martial 19yo was signed for 80 M euros by man u. Monaco had bought him for 5M 2 years ago, you do the maths.

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Levelling rugby’s financial playing field

Good point re transfer fees lion but i would like something to be worked out, a fee paid to a fund for the nation of birth of the import perhaps? It would also make clubs think twice before signing a foreigner over a local and protect the local market. Clubs and foreign players have it too easy these days and young locals are at a disadvantage. But am not sure small federations want that to be honest as they know they cant provide pro rugby structures to their players and develop them. Without clubs developing romanians, georgians, p.i sides etc we would still see 150 points games and those countries know that.

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you're right andy. after my post I looked that up and saw that he's considered 'coloured' as he has a Portuguese/Mexican background. I didn't know south euros and white latinos were under the 'coloured' category tbh. So it means saffas whose parents were born in spain, Italy or even france would qualify as 'coloured'? Or is it just 'how the guy looks'? I mean there are some blond Portuguese so De Allende could also be blond, so who would he be coloured then?

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