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Author Topic: Domestic and European Rugby Union - 2019/20  (Read 1922 times)

Online paul_e

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Re: Domestic and European Rugby Union - 2019/20
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2020, 10:47:21 PM »
The worry is how it could affect the England team. Saracens clearly have players who will be integral to the England set up moving forward. Is it feasible for them to move to other English clubs? Or will it be a case of them moving abroad and the RFU suspending its rules around non domestic players not being eligible for these players?

I think it may help rather than hinder, for all their club success the brand of rugby Sarries play won't bring you world cups. I suspect a few of the older ones (Kruis for example) may decide to move for the money rather than take a pay cut, which is fair and I suspect a few will try to follow the leadof Wilson and arrange a season away on loan. It's the younger players who are breaking through that are most interesting. Kpoku has already moved to saints for next year, it will be interesting to see if the likes of Lozowski, Earl and Malins agree to put their international ambitions on hold for a year to get them back up.

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Re: Domestic and European Rugby Union - 2019/20
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2020, 09:55:37 PM »
The more that i read about this, the more i think that Saracens got off lightly. If its correct that theyre still refusing to allow a full review of their finances, Id have relegated them another couple of divisions.

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Re: Domestic and European Rugby Union - 2019/20
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2020, 10:37:40 PM »
The more that i read about this, the more i think that Saracens got off lightly. If its correct that theyre still refusing to allow a full review of their finances, Id have relegated them another couple of divisions.

The refusal to co-operate with the league and the complete lack of evidence of them doing anything to address this season was why this came up now rather than the end of the season. They've let Williams go and are looking to move Rhodes, Clark and Kruis on as well but that only really started after chairmen from other clubs started pointing out that the first punishment had seen no effort to fix the problems and instead just threats to withhold England players, withdraw from the league or take the league to arbitration. I thought Wray was a twat long before all of this started but his last few months before he stepped down showed him up as an entitled arsehole who thought he was wealthy enough and the team were important enough to be able to ignore the rules.