Saracens players apologise after lockdown breach

Billy Vunipola was among the five players
Billy Vunipola was among the five players
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Saracens have confirmed that the five players including England international Billy Vunipola has apologised after they breached the lockdown that was imposed following the pandemic coronavirus.

Along with Vunipola, Alex Goode, Sean Maitland, Nick Isiekwe and Josh Ibuanokpe were spotted at St Albans having a coffee against the government guidelines that has barred people from going outside and even if they do they need to maintain social distancing.

Following the incident, Saracens issued a statement reminding the players about the government measures in place as the country battles to contain the Covid-19.

"The club was very disappointed to learn about a small group of players being sighted together in St Albans," read a Saracens statement.

"The government guidelines on social distancing are very clear and the club has been vigorous in its messaging to all players and staff about the importance of adhering to these guidelines.

"Management has spoken to the players involved, all of whom have apologised for any upset they may have caused.

"We are confident this will not happen again."

Saracens will play in the Championship next season after they were confirmed automatic relegation at the end of the season for a series of salary cap breaches.

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