In news that could have a profound effect on the movement of players across the globe, La Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) have announced the implementation of a salary cap in France from the 2010-2011 season. In their annual meeting held in Paris on Wednesday, the committee member's of the LNR, the organisation that controls both the Top 14 and ProD2 voted to restrict the spending of France's top clubs. From next season, clubs will be limited to a salary budget of 8 million Euros ( 7,1 Million GBP or 11, 5 Millions USD). The figure is still significantly higher than the 4,4 Million Pound limit in the Guinness Premiership, although that figure is expected to be raised in the near future as many clubs are struggling to operate within it's limits. Significantly, and in the wake of a number a financial disasters at French clubs in recent times, clubs will have to hold a reserve of 20 per cent of their salary budget, and increase from the current 10 per cent. Indirectly linked to salary cap is the implementation of quotas on 'foreign players'. From next season, all French clubs will be obliged to have a minimum of 40 per cent of players "trained in France" (i.e. from French academies), a drop from the 50 per cent initially planned. That figure will rise to 50 per cent from the 2011-2012 season and will reach 60 per cent for the 2012-2013 season. ----------------------------- Still double the cap of the Premiership clubs. Plus the celtic lot will still have a free reign to spend what they care.