On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 17:53:28 +0100, "Easygoing_Dave"
>Its just a regular occurence, don't these three break this rule every year
>without any major consiquences.
>How about a lesson once and for all, deduct all offenders 15 points, this
>would drop them out of the top 6. This may stop them doing it again next
>season and the season after and the one after that.
The new system, which I believe is in place this year, allows for snap
audits to be made following which anyone breaking the rules would
receive an instant penalty. For example, any points deductions would
take place in the season that the illegal action took place.
This is intended to stop certain clubs (I can't name them eg Wigan or
Andy will accuse me of bias) buying their way out of an immediate
problem with the intention of suffering the penalty in the year
following, when they would have expected to have solved those problems
by signing the country's top coach, the best prop in the land and an