Saracens fined again after no-show - Ruck

Saracens fined again after no-show

Saracens have been fined an undisclosed amount over the failure to make club representatives available for the Champions Cup launch in Cardiff early in November. 

On 6 November – the same day that news broke that the club were being hit with a £5 million fine and docked 35 points for breaching the Premiership salary cap – Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall and captain Brad Barritt failed to show up at the Champions Cup launch in Cardiff.

The reigning champions had previously indicated that they make representatives available for interview and EPCR (European Professional Club Rugby) released a statement at the time expressing disappointment that no figure from the club had appeared at the launch. 

This afternoon, EPCR have confirmed that Saracens have agreed a fine.

“In light of this breach of its rules, EPCR has decided to impose a fine on Saracens which has been paid by the club, and the sum of which will remain undisclosed.

“EPCR appreciates the subsequent efforts made by Saracens to grant rights-holding broadcasters special interview access to members of their Heineken Champions Cup squad in the week before the start of the tournament.”