A disciplinary panel appointed under the English Premiership Rugby Salary Cap Regulations has decided that Saracens Rugby Club failed to disclose payments to players in each of the seasons 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 in breach of the Salary Cap Regulations. In addition, the Club is found to have exceeded the ceiling for payments to senior players in each of the three seasons. The Panel rejected the Club’s claim that the Salary Cap Regulations infringed European and UK competition law.
The sanction that has been imposed on Saracens Rugby Club by the panel is:
A link to the Premiership Rugby news announcement is here. The panel’s decision has now been published: https://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/publication-of-independent-panels-decision-on-saracens
The panel was chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Dyson. Aidan Robertson QC sat as a member of the panel along with Mr Jeremy Summers of Osborne Clarke.