Saracens Accept Premiership Rugby Relegation Decision

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After Premiership Rugby’s decision last night to relegated them at the end of the 2019/20 season, Saracens have broken their silence this morning as the club released a statement stating that they ”accept” relegation and ”unreservedly apologise” for the mistakes they have made. Saracens relegation accepted by club The statement which was released on the […] READ MORE


Saracens salary cap Q&A: All the answers you require

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With so much conjecture and speculation surrounding the recent salary cap news, Robert Rees answers all of your questions regarding Saracens and the salary cap.  Saracens couldn’t meet the criteria to get below the cap by a date set by Premiership Rugby, but what were they supposed to do? It’s a hard scenario to get […] READ MORE


Saracens set to be relegated – Reports

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The BBC are reporting that Saracens will be relegated this season amid their salary cap issues after failing to comply with salary cap rules by Premiership Rugby‘s deadline.  The story so far Saracens have already been deducted 35 points and fined £5.3m, which was shared amongst Premiership Rugby stakeholders. It is now believed they can’t […] READ MORE


Jack Willis: England’s forgotten man

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On May 19 2018, young Wasps flanker Jack Willis was preparing to play in his first Premiership semi-final. However, late in the first half his hopes of playing a further role was halted due to a serious knee injury. Yet, not playing the rest of the semi-final was not the most heartbreaking aspect of his […] READ MORE


Louis Rees-Zammit named Premiership Player of the Month

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Gloucester Rugby wing Louis Rees-Zammit crowned an “unbelievable month” by being named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for December 2019. Louis Rees-Zammit named December Player of the Month The flying teenager made a major breakthrough in December, scoring five tries, which included a new record when he became the youngest player to score […] READ MORE


Northampton Saints defeat Wasps: Five Talking points

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Chris Boyd’s Northampton Saints defeat Wasps despite a second-half comeback to edge out the home side 35-31 in a thrilling encounter. A competitive game with lots going on, here are the five main talking points from Saints’ bonus-point win. Final score : Wasps Rugby 31-35 Northampton Saints Saints super pack Wasps suffered a blow before […] READ MORE


Northampton Saints win thriller over Wasps at Ricoh

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A late Teqele Naiyaravoro try saw Northampton Saints claim a dramatic 35-31 victory in eight try thriller.  Charlie Hynes reports from the Ricoh Arena. 💥 When you get big @TNaiyaravoro in this position, there really is only one outcome… Clutch. pic.twitter.com/WRsvAIAje9 — Northampton Saints 😇 (@SaintsRugby) January 5, 2020 Northampton Saints win at the Ricoh Arena A brace […] READ MORE


Nigel Wray retires as Saracens Chairman

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Nigel Wray has announced that he is to retire as Chairman of Saracens with immediate effect. This follows the club being docked 35 points for breaches of the salary cap. Wray has financially backed Saracens since 1995 and allowed them to become a professional club. This support allowed the club to bring in international stars […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership financial lowdown

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As another Gallagher Premiership season develops, teams start to announce their annual reports, profits and losses. With the added CVC investment there are some intriguing reports coming from England’s elite clubs. Robert Rees gives you a brief overview of all 12 Gallagher Premiership teams and their financial situations. *Please note that staff costs include coaches […] READ MORE


Saracens’ breach of salary is an off field matter, not an on field one

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Earlier this week Premiership and European champions, Saracens, were given a 35-point reduction and £5m fine following failure to disclose finances within the salary cap for the last three seasons. It follows after findings that the club’s Chairman Nigel Wray has had co-investments with certain players. Despite the fine, it raises the question, should off […] READ MORE