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Time for a salary cap in Scottish rugby

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John Beattie | 17:26 UK time, Sunday, 15 May 2011

Scottish Rugby should bring in a salary cap at Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some of the top players are paid so much money that they can't hold on to the younger players.

In fact, Edinburgh and Glasgow have been so dire this season that I would ask the players for some of their cash back. Actually, I would.

It should be other way around. Let the expensive players go, and keep the young guys.

I've seen the lad Mark Bennett play. Across from my house is the rugby pitch I played on as a kid, and a couple of years ago I went to watch an age-group Scottish team play.

In the centre was an outstanding prospect. He was tall, fast, aggressive, and, I think, ran in for two tries.

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