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England Camp Clear The Air Following Saracens’ Salary Cap Controversy

The England players have held a meeting to air their grievances over the controversy surrounding Saracens’ breach of the Premiership salary cap policy, according to Jonny May.  The Leicester Tigers winger insisted that following the 30-minute meeting that coaches were excluded from, the Saracens contingent have the full support of their England teammates. “The tone was that there is obviously …

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Rival Premiership Clubs Helped Place Saracens Under The Microscope

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Premiership clubs contributed to the formation of the investigation which ultimately led to Saracens’ relegation according to a report in The Times on Wednesday.  It is reported that Premiership clubs were providing information to Premier Rugby in relation to Saracens’ suspected breaches of the salary cap. Some clubs did their own investigations and it is understood that Harlequins compiled a …

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Saracens Chairman Nigel Wray Steps Down

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Nigel Wray has resigned from his role as chairman of Saracens with immediate effect.  Wray said: “As we enter a new year, a new decade, it is time for the Club to make a fresh start. I am not getting any younger and feel this is the right moment for me to stand down as Chairman and just enjoy being …

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Saracens Confirm They Will Not Appeal Fine Or Points Deduction

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Saracens have confirmed that they will not seek a review of the decision of an independent disciplinary panel which resulted in the club being deducted 35 league points and fined £5,360,272.31.  The panel found that Saracens had breached Premiership salary cap regulations in the seasons  2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. Specifically, the panel found that the club failed to disclose payment …

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“Shocked & Disappointed” – Saracens Release Statement After Sanctions

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Saracens say they are “shocked and disappointed” in relation to the outcome of the independent disciplinary panel’s investigation into the alleged breaches of the salary cap.  Premiership Rugby this morning confirmed that Saracens failed to disclose payments to players in each of the seasons 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, in addition to having exceeded the ceiling for payments to senior players …

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Saracens Receive Massive Points Deduction & Fine For Salary Cap Breach

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Reigning Premiership and European champions Saracens have been hit with a huge fine and points deduction following an investigation into alleged breaches of the Premiership Rugby Salary Cap.  The charges, which relate to the seasons 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, were brought in June 2019 following a nine-month investigation by Premiership Rugby. The findings of the independent panel who conducted the …

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Manu Tuilagi Turns Down Big Money Move To Racing 92

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England international, Manu Tuilagi has rejected an offer from French rugby powerhouse, Racing 92 in favour of signing a new deal with Leicester Tigers. The robust centre had been to France to discuss terms with the Parisians but has since decided to stay loyal to the club with whom he has spent his entire career. The 27-year-old said on Leicester’s …

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Ian Ritchie Refutes Talk Of ‘Civil War’ Between RFU & Premiership Rugby

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Head of Premiership Rugby, Ian Ritchie has rubbished suggestions of an ongoing feud with the governing body (RFU) over the issue of scrapping promotion and relegation.  Ritchie’s comments come after The Mail on Sunday reported that Premiership Rugby bosses are threatening to break away from the RFU and start their own independent league. There has reportedly been a year of …

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Premiership Chief Plays Down Takeover Talk

Premiership chairman Ian Ritchie says allowing a takeover of English rugby’s top tier is “not the preferred option”, but he admitted the cash-strapped league is looking for investment. Former Formula One owners CVC Capital Partners are believed to have expressed interest in buying a £275 million ($352 million, 309 million euros) controlling stake in the Premiership. England’s leading clubs are …

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Northampton Saints Appoint Alan Gaffney As Interim Technical Coaching Consultant

While the search for a long-term replacement for former director of rugby Jim Mallinder continues, Northampton Saints have appointed veteran Australian coach Alan Gaffney as an interim technical coaching consultant. The vastly experienced Gaffney, who has most recently worked as the National Elite Programmes Coach with Rugby Australia, has prior experience coaching in the English Premiership having served as the …

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Tommy Bell Heaps Praise On London Irish ‘Icon’ Topsy Ojo Following Opening Day Win

The Aviva Premiership came back with a bang on Friday night as defending champions Exeter Chiefs were stunned by a dramatic Jason Woodward try as Gloucester scored an unlikely win. Then on Saturday, we had the London Double Header in Twickenham as Saracens and new-boys London Irish took maximum points from the games against Northampton and Harlequins respectively. Irish had …

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