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Saracens Confirm End Of Sponsorship Deal With Allianz

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Allianz will end its sponsorship deal with Saracens at the end of this season following months of controversy.  The insurance group has been the main sponsor of the Premiership side since 2012 with the current deal set to run out at the end of next year. However, Allianz will bring their partnership with Saracens to an end prematurely due to …

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Racing Issue Scathing Statement Following “Grotesque” Saracens Fine

Racing 92 have issued a scathing statement following EPCR’s decision to fine Saracens for fielding an ineligible player during the club’s 27-24 win over the French club in January. The EPCR decided to bring misconduct charges against Saracens after they were informed earlier this week that their player, Titi Lamositele, who was named in the matchday squad for the fixture …

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Saracens Facing Further Punishment As EPCR Conduct Investigation

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Saracens could face further punishment with the news that European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have conducted an investigation into the alleged fielding of an ineligible player. The incident is alleged to have occured during the club’s 27-24 win over Racing 92 at Allianz Park in January.  Saracens informed EPCR earlier this week that Tito Lamositele, who came on in the …

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Fatialofa Issues Positive Update One Month After Suffering Neck Injury

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Worcester Warriors forward Michael Fatialofa has been released from hospital one month after suffering a serious neck injury in their Premiership loss to Saracens.  The 27-year-old underwent surgery on January 6 to relieve pressure on his spinal cord caused by swelling and spent almost three weeks in the intensive care unit at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in London. Earlier this …

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Saracens Face Further Uncertainty As Interim CEO Steps Down

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Saracens Rugby have confirmed that interim chief executive Edward Griffiths has stepped down from his post, just 26 days after being appointed.  Griffiths was chosen as the temporary replacement for Nigel Wray with the hope that the club could find a way to remain within the Premiership Rugby salary cap regulations for the current season. He previously warned that the current …

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Saracens Could Face International Teams While In The Championship

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Saracens are seeking the opportunity to play against international sides next season when they are plying their trade in the Championship, according to a report in The Sunday Times.  Saracens’ relegation to England’s second-tier was confirmed last weekend after it was found that the club would not be able to comply with the salary cap this season. This followed a …

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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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England Squad To Air Grievances Over Saracens Salary Cap Issues

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Eddie Jones has claimed his England squad will hold talks this week to resolve any anger stemming from the ongoing salary cap scandal to hit Saracens. Saracens, who will be relegated at the end of the season, boast seven squad members ahead of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. Speaking to the BBC, Jones said he will preside over talks with …

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Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Confirmed Following Dramatic Weekend

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The quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup have been confirmed following the final weekend of action in the competition’s pool stages. The tie of the round is undoubtedly defending champions Saracens game against top seeds Leinster with the English club securing a spot in the last eight with victory over Racing – just a day after their Premiership relegation was …

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Saracens Will Be Relegated At The End Of The 2019-2020 Season

Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Saracens will be relegated from the top flight at the end of the 2019/2020 Premiership season. Saracens are the reigning Premiership champions in addition to being holders of the Champions Cup but will start next season in the RFU Championship. The club was fined £5 million in November and deducted 35 points for failing to …

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Worcester Provide Positive Update On Fatialofa Following Surgery

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Worcester Warriors’ lock Michael Fatialofa is recovering well following surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord caused by swelling. The 27-year-old suffered a serious neck injury during his side’s clash with Saracens and was withdrawn on a stretcher after receiving lengthy treatment on the pitch. Fatialofa was transferred to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in West London where he underwent …

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Saracens Players Could Face Redundancy, Warns Interim Chief Executive

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Saracens could be forced to dismantle their current squad in order to comply with the Premiership salary cap, their new interim chief executive has warned.  The London club were fined £5.36 million and docked 35 points by Premiership Rugby for breaching salary cap regulations in the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons by failing to disclose payments to players, leading to …

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Controversy As Owen Farrell Escapes Punishment With Dangerous Tackle

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Owen Farrell was in the spotlight on Saturday after he was involved in a controversial incident in Saracens’ heavy 62-5 victory over Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park.  Mark McCall’s side are doing everything in their power to get themselves out of their precarious standing in the Gallagher Premiership. This latest bonus-point victory sees them on -7 points, 18 points behind …

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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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Scarlets Confirm Liam Williams Return Following Saracens Spell

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Wales international Liam Williams will rejoin Scarlets for the 2020/21 season following a three-year spell with Saracens. Williams began his professional career with the Welsh side in 2011 but made the move to Saracens following a successful British & Irish Lions tour in 2017. In his first season at Allianz Park, Williams scored 10 tries in all competitions and has …

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Hearing Confirmed For Munster Doctor After Jamie George Incident

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EPCR have confirmed that a disciplinary hearing will take place in order to investigate the incident surrounding Munster doctor Jamie Kearns and Saracens and England international Jamie George.  In the second half of Saracens’ 15-6 win over Munster in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup, it is alleged that Kearns directed an abusive comment, or comments, towards George. This …

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