Ex-England captain Chris Robshaw held no punches when discussing Saracens salary cap breach which saw them docked 35 points and fined £5.3m.
“As a sport we often look down our nose at other sports and say our grass is greener,” Robshaw said.
“We’re often easy to criticise football and athletics about cheating – now we’re exactly the same.
Chris Robshaw as fired-up as he gets on Saracens’ “cheating”, how salary cap breach has made English rugby union “dirty” and how it even contributed to Conor O’Shea leaving Harlequins in 2016. https://t.co/q7fmDovEBD— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) November 6, 2019
“The sport’s in a dark place, this sport’s going to be in a tough place now. As you see our most successful team in the last three years or longer has been known to be cheating when we’re trying to compete on a level playing field.
“Our grass is no longer greener.
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“It is tough to take. They’ve won three Premierships and two European cups in that time, and now we know why.
“Call it what you want. It is cheating.”