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“Cheating again” – Fans question Saracens ‘salary cap’ following latest blockbuster signing

Saracens are thrilled to announce the acquisition of back-rower Juan Martin Gonzalez Samso.

The talented Argentina international, boasting an impressive 22 caps at the young age of 22, is a dynamic flanker who will add significant depth to the base of the scrum at StoneX Stadium.

Standing tall at 6 ft 3″ and weighing 105kg, Gonzalez has been part of London Irish since 2021. However, after the Rugby World Cup concludes, he will make the move to Saracens.

With a remarkable track record, including six tries for his country, including his debut against Romania, and notable performances in the Rugby Championship, including a stellar win over Australia in Sydney, Gonzalez has proven his worth on the field.

Upon joining Saracens, Gonzalez will be reunited with his compatriot, Lucio Cinti, who is also making the exciting move to StoneX Stadium. They both aim to follow the success of other Argentine players who have excelled at Saracens, such as Juan Figallo and Marcelo Bosch.

Gonzalez himself is absolutely delighted to be heading to North London, ready to contribute his skills and passion to the Saracens family.

“I am very excited to meet the players and the fans. I will give everything to make sure the team goes well!”

Director of Rugby Mark McCall is thrilled to welcome the back-rower to StoneX Stadium.

“Juan is a player who we are very excited about. He has shown his ability in the Premiership over the past couple of seasons and we believe he has his best rugby ahead of him.”


One fan wrote: “Good old @Saracens. Salarycap? Pah!!!”

Another commented: “England are the biggest cheats in the history of sport.”

“A third commented: “Is that all under the Cap???”

“Pretty comparable to what they had before the investigation. Make of that what you will,” commented a fourth.


England teammate says he and Owen Farrell dislike each other 

England fly-half Owen Farrell is never afraid of sharing an opinion or two – especially when it’s about someone he doesn’t particularly like.

#1. Dave Attwood

Former England lock Attwood has opened up on the latest RugbyPass Offload about his ongoing rivalry with Owen Farrell.

The Bath lock won the last of his 24 caps for England back in 2016, which could have a lot to do with his relationship with the current England captain.

He revealed: “On the pitch, I struggle a lot with Owen Farrell. We just don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things,

“He hates me with a passion. Despite my earthy roots, he thinks I am a posh c***. He hates that. I bagged rugby league once jovially. I was saying it to take the piss kind of thing, ‘a bloody sport for the peasants’. He f**kin’ hated it.”

“He had a bit of a shout at me and went off to the toilet and I followed him.

“We all had a drink or two after the game but we didn’t need to get carried away with this. I was in the urinal behind the door and he was three or four down and as I got in his dad walked in as well, he was coaching at the time. He was, ‘I don’t want to fuckin’ hear it’ or something like that and as he walked out he went to open the door and slam it into the back of me. There was like a stop on the floor so it hit the stop and almost clocked him back…

“We never really addressed it after that. That was where it started and it was like a drunken little bit of argy that went too far. He is an incredibly competitive athlete and he is also very f**kin’ good, he has got high standards. He is a very competitive athlete and in order to be that good, you have to flirt on the wrong side of competitive.

“So whenever we play each other there is always some element in the game where one of us is running at the other one or we are trying to bang each other. There always seems to be an element of that to it. I am sure he is like, I don’t even know that Dave is playing.”