League title holders and reigning European champions Saracens will play in the second-tier of English rugby next season following their relegation from the Gallagher Premiership for salary cap breaches.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has confirmed the double winners’ squad must be broken up after acknowledging the “end of an era” at Allianz Park.
Liam Williams may have already played his final game for Saracens, with the Lions star likely to join Scarlets before the end of the season.
Exeter boss Rob Baxter declared the Chiefs could put their anger at Saracens’ salary cap breach behind them following a 14-7 victory over their arch-rivals – only to then brand them “cheats”.
Saracens are poised to name their strongest available team including their complete England contingent when their Gallagher Premiership survival bid begins in earnest against Bath.
Elliot Daly has no regrets over joining crisis club Saracens after celebrating his debut by starring in a 44-3 Champions Cup demolition of the Ospreys.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes the Champions Cup can be retained if they defy the crisis that has engulfed the club by reaching the quarter-finals.
Saracens have been hit with another fine a day after they agreed not to appeal against a £5.36million punishment for salary-cap breaches.
Mark McCall says everyone at Saracens is aware of the need to be patient in pursuit of answers over the club’s long-term future.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall insists not everything is black and white regarding the club’s breach of salary cap rules and insisted “all the facts of the case” will come out.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is prepared to sacrifice their chances of more European glory as he admitted this season’s priority was now avoiding relegation.
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