Saracens docked additional 70 points in Premiership to ensure bottom finish

Saracens will finish at the bottom in the Gallagher Premiership this season
Saracens will finish at the bottom in the Gallagher Premiership this season
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Saracens have been docked additional 70 points in the ongoing season to ensure they finish at the bottom of the table at the end of the season.

The Allianz Park outfit were already sanctioned a 35-point deduction and a fine of £5.36m in November following the breaches in Salary Cap for the last three seasons and their inability to remain within the limit of £7m this season meant they were handed an automatic relegation.

Despite being handed a 35 point reduction initially, Saracens managed to reduce the deficit by 28 points after managing six wins from nine games with the gap between them and 11th placed Leicester Tigers coming down to just 19 points but the fresh sanction of 70 points would ensure Mark McCall's men will definitely finish the table at the bottom even if they go on to win the remaining games with bonus points.

"A further deduction of 70 points has been imposed on Saracens in the current season," said a statement released by Premiership Rugby.

"This sanction is in addition to the separate deduction of 35 points imposed in November 2019 for breaches of the salary cap in previous seasons.

"The 70-point deduction ensures that Saracens will end the current season in 12th position. The league table will be updated with effect from today."

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