Saracens pay fine for Champions Cup launch no-show
After opting not to appeal against a huge fine for breaching the salary cap, Saracens have forked out for another sanction breach.Sarries director of rugby Mark McCall and captain Brad Barritt were not present at the event on November 6, a day after the European champions were docked 35 Premiership points and fined £5.36million for breaching salary cap regulations.
' People lose their jobs because they ' re not performing … everyone ' s saying " why aren ' t we as good as Saracens ?"' Saracens have been docked 35 points and fined £5m for breaching salary cap . And Care , who has won 82 caps for England , called for Saracens to spend as long in the
England scrum-half Danny Care says Saracens should play in the Championship for the length of time they broke the salary cap . " People lose their jobs because they ' re not performing well enough because everyone ' s saying "It comes out that that's happening because they ' re cheating .
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Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has called for Saracens to be relegated to the Championship after they were found to have been breaching Premiership salary cap rules for the past three seasons.
Saracens were docked 35 points and fined £5million this week after an investigation into their finances found that investment deals between players and chairman Nigel Wray had breach regulations.
Saracens could face sanctions in Europe if they prioritise Premiership survival and field second-string side in Heineken Champions Cup
EXCLUSIVE BY LAURA LAMBERT: Saracens could find themselves on the wrong side of European rules if they field an obvious second-string side in the Heineken Champions Cup.Mark McCall, their director of rugby, revealed on Saturday that their focus for the season would be on avoiding Premiership relegation if their 35-point penalty stands.
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And Care, who has won 82 caps for England, called for Saracens to spend as long in the second tier as they have been breaking the rules for.
'Stick them in the Championship for that long and see if their players stay and want to play for them,' Care told the BBC's Rugby Union Weekly podcast.
'I hopefully speak for every other player in the Premiership, I know for everyone at Harlequins, that everyone kind of knows this has been going on for years and no-one's ever been able to say anything about it,' said Care.
"Most of us have had suspicions for a while."
"What the point in having a cap if everyone isn't working within it?"
"We've found out the most successful team in English history have cheated."
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England could be without some key players for the Six Nations due to the situation at Saracens, according to Eddie Jones.Saracens confirmed on Monday they would not be appealing against the 35-point sanction and £5.36million fine they received for breaching the salary cap in each of the previous three seasons, leaving them well adrift at the bottom of the Premiership table.— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby)
' People lose their jobs because they ' re not performing … everyone ' s saying " why aren ' t we as good as England star Danny Care calls for champions to be RELEGATED after ' cheating ' by breaking the salary Murray said he wanted to give people an insight into the tough side of sport.
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'In a one-on-one game we know we can challenge them, we know we can beat them on our day, but when you've got that much class, that much international experience, throughout the whole season you know in the long run you're going up against a team that, let's face it, have been cheating.'
Care won the Premiership with Harlequins in 2012 but the club have struggled to match that success as Saracens have won four of the last five title with a squad littered with seasoned internationals.
'People lose their jobs because they're not performing well enough because everyone's saying "why aren't we as good as Saracens?",' added Care.
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'It comes out that that's happening because they're cheating. Well it's not just the hear and now, it affects people's lives, it affects people's families, and that's why so many players have been so annoyed.
Saracens WON'T appeal their £5.3m fine and 35-point deduction over the salary cap scandal as chairman Nigel Wray admits: 'Perhaps we have done the wrong thing for the right reasons'
Saracens will accept the 35-point penalty and £5.36m fine for breaking the salary cap after admitting to having made 'mistakes', plummeting them to the bottom of the Premiership table.The club had initially issued a bullish response to the verdict of the independent, QC-led panel by saying they would appeal all the findings, as they considered the sanctions to be 'heavy-handed'.
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'Over the years that it has been swept under the carpet, there was another one previously that got brushed aside, this one has finally come out and finally some justice is being done, although £5m to Nigel Wray won't even touch the sides.'
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