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Saracens not contesting Premiership sanctions

18th November 2019, 13:34 by Simon Barlow

Premiership champions Saracens have confirmed they won't be contesting their 35-point deduction and fine for salary cap breaches.

Mark McCall's men have been docked 35 points and fined £5.36m after an inquiry into business partnerships between owner Nigel Wray and some of their players uncovered some undisclosed payments.

Wray said the club "made mistakes" and accepted the penalties "with humility" - a massive U-turn from Sarries' initial reaction when the sanctions were announced earlier this month.

"As a club, we will now pull together and meet the challenges that lie ahead," added Wray.

"We confirm our commitment to the salary cap, and the underlying principle of a level playing field, and will continue to work transparently with Premiership Rugby in this regard."

Premiership Rugby's chief executive Darren Childs welcomed Saracens' decision, which drops McCall's side from third to bottom of the Premiership with -22 points.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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