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18:11  19 november  2019
18:11  19 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

'They should be relegated!': Saracens' rivals call for harsher punishments over salary cap breach

  'They should be relegated!': Saracens' rivals call for harsher punishments over salary cap breach Exclusive: Exeter owner Tony Rowe and ex-Harlequins head coach John Kingston tell i they want more than a £5m fine and 35-point deductionThe north London club were docked 35 points and fined more than £5m on Tuesday after an independent panel led by barrister Lord Dyson found the club had failed to disclose payments to players in each of the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Dyson also said they had exceeded the ceiling for payments to senior players.

Champions Cup holders Saracens did not send representatives to the launch of this year's competition in Cardiff this morning following sanctions for But the holders have been hit with a fine of over £5million and have been docked 35 points in the Premiership for breaching that competition's

Saracens face a £50,000 fine after failing to turn up for the launch of the European Champions Cup in Cardiff, the day after their £5m fine for breaching salary-cap regulations. • No - show comes after 35 points docked for salary cap breach • Chris Robshaw says ‘cheating’ had stained rugby’s image.

a group of people playing a game of football: Saracens against Racing 92 © Getty Images Saracens against Racing 92

Saracens have been fined for failing to attend the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup launch in Cardiff this month.

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.

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) imposed a financial penalty on the champions of England for the no-show in the Welsh capital.

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The London club accepted their absence constituted a breach of Champions Cup media rules, compromising EPCR's ability to deliver the rights contracted to its broadcast, commercial and media partners.

Diamond: Saracens were naive

  Diamond: Saracens were naive Steve Diamond says Saracens should "take down the integrity and honesty signs" from their Allianz Park home for a year. Saracens were handed a 35-point deduction in this season's Premiership and fined £5.36m on Tuesday for breaching salary cap regulations.Both sanctions will be suspended while the English and European champions - who described the action as "heavy-handed" - appeal against them.

Saracens have failed to send representatives to the official launch of the Champions Cup . The Gallagher Premiership champions were yesterday found to be in breach of the Saracens were fined more than £5 million and deducted 35 points after breaching the Premiership’s salary cap regulations.

BREAKING NEWS: European Champions Cup winners Saracens could face further sanctions after they failed to send any representatives to the launch of this year's tournament. Wed 6 Nov 2019 | 12:07. Saracens a ' no - show ' at Champions cup Launch . SHARE.

Sarries accepted breaching the Champions Cup Participation Agreement and have paid an undisclosed sum to EPCR.

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The three-time European champions on Monday revealed they would not appeal against their punishment for salary-cap breaches, as challenging the sanctions would be a "costly, time consuming and destabilising exercise."

McCall's, winners of the Champions Cup in three of the last four seasons, were beaten 30-10 at Racing 92 in their first game of the 2019-20 competition on Sunday.

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Sarries hammer Ospreys in Champions Cup .
Defending champions Saracens responded to last week's heavy defeat to Racing 92 with a crushing 44-3 Champions Cup win over Ospreys.Tries from Jack Singleton, Rotimi Segun (two), Alex Lewington and Richard Barrington, and a penalty try, saw the Premiership side romp to a Pool 4 victory at Allianz Park.

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