I agree! We did get a taste of it during the 6N when Earls stepped in. In fairness he wasn't too bad. The thing is that there has never been a case for any player to be selected ahead of BOD. It's about now that I would hope another player would start putting his hand up for selection. At least pushing BOD for his place.
Yes there are salary caps in the the Aviva and Top 14. They aren't necessary in Ireland as all the Heineken cup sides are run by the IRFU. Even though the wages are lower in Ireland it hasn't adversely affected the clubs progress. »