- Dec 17, 2015
IMHO a roster cap would help both Leinster and Ireland as working through a long season is how you develop the soft skills of being a professional rugby player. But that's on Leinster and Ireland's coaching staff not the league to sort out.Any cap just seems like a way to injure Irish and Leinster rugby long term and make development more difficult. If we use 50 players rather than 60 this season it wouldn't be any less dominant. But it'd soon hurt development.
We'd need to establish a decent A or u23 league.
Until the Scottish and Welsh get their houses in order caps won't help them either, they beat Joe Schmidt's Leinster at their best and Cullen's a year out from European wins. They've regressed far more than Leinster have pulled away. Same with Munster.
If Leinster has 60 top tier players available they need to look at loaning guys out or [grab your rocks] taking another look at how things are set up.