Saracens could well survive relegation if any clubs go bust due to the Coronavirus.
Premiership rugby clubs are facing financial meltdown with no games scheduled and most clubs having already ordered their staff to take blanket 25 per cent pay-cuts.
The disgraced champions were fined £5.36m and docked 105 league points, which was meant to confirm their relegation to the Championship.
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However, a well placed source told the Mail Onine: “More than one top club might go to the wall in this period where matches are suspended as so many are in a precarious financial positon, with only Exeter making a small profit.
“If that happens Sarries might need to stay up to form a league next year of those that are still in business.”
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“And therefore it is understood that Saracens dropping into the second-tier is not certain yet.”
Based on last year’s accounts Premiership clubs lose around £50m collectively – and that is in a completed season.
If all clubs avoid going bust, Championship league leaders Newcastle Falcons are set to replace Saracens next season in the Premiership.