Sale boss Steve Diamond has accused Saracens of being naive for believing they could sidestep salary cap regulations and says they should “take down the integrity and honesty signs” from their Allianz Park home for a year.
Saracens chairman Nigel Wray has insisted the club’s all-conquering team will not have to be ripped apart after being deducted 35 points and fined more than £5million for breaching the salary cap.
Chris Robshaw has declared the pinnacle of English rugby “illegal” and accused Saracens of cheating after they were punished for breaches of salary cap regulations.
England fell short in Yokohama as South Africa won the World Cup for a record-equalling third time with a comprehensive 32-12 victory.
The Rugby World Cup ended in Japan on Saturday after South Africa beat England in the final. Here, the PA news agency picks out the best pictures from the tournament as a whole:
Warren Gatland’s Wales reign finished with back-to-back World Cup defeats but he still leaves his role as coach with a superb record.
Saturday morning will be a good test for newlyweds Rosie and Ken Marshall as they cheer on rival teams in the Rugby World Cup final.
George Kruis insists England must “man up” in expectation of the physical onslaught expected from South Africa in Saturday’s World Cup final.
The Rugby World Cup draws to a close this weekend in Japan. Here, the PA news agency picks out 15 of the best pictures from the tournament.
England take on South Africa in the World Cup final on Saturday morning. The Red Roses last won the showpiece in 2003 when a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal secured a 20-17 victory over Australia in extra-time. Here, the PA news agency looks at the best images from that battle.
Kyle Sinckler will be ready to explode into Saturday’s World Cup final after learning how to adjust his psychological approach to big games.
Courtney Lawes insists England need to be “ready for anything” in Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa.