Saracens handed multi-million pound fine and a points deduction

Saracens handed multi-million pound fine and a points deduction

It's in connection with multiple breaches of salary cap regulations.

Saracens are facing the "devastating" threat of being docked 35 points and fined over £5million for multiple breaches of Premiership Rugby's salary cap regulations.

Club chairman Nigel Wray says the club, who are back-to-back Premiership champions and reigning European champions, will appeal against what they describe as "heavy-handed" punishments.

The launching of an appeal means the sanctions will be suspended.

Had the points penalty come into effect immediately, it would have left the team on -26 points after three games played in the early Gallagher Premiership standings.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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