According to an exclusive report from Rugby Pass, Saracens could be automatically relegated from the Premiership after failing to bring the club under the salary cap.
In November, the London club have been found guilty of breaching Premiership Rugby’s £7million wage cap but have launched an appeal.
The reigning Premiership champions are saying tonight that ‘nothing has been finalised’ and ‘discussions are ongoing’ but no doubt rival Premiership clubs – who had an investor meeting this week – have been piling on the pressure to prove compliance this season.
EXCLUSIVE:— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) January 16, 2020
Things appear to be going from bad to worse for Saracens this evening. https://t.co/B1h9bN8mPQ
It’s reported that all members of staff, players included, will be called to an official meeting tomorrow, where they will briefed on the latest developments.
If the reports are true, Saracens will be relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, even if they don’t finish bottom.
The Premiership Rugby Salary Cap Regulations were first introduced in 1999 and every club has a £7m budget that allows for two marquee players outside that amount. Clubs also get credits for producing homegrown players.
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