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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

It was a difficult weekend for English clubs, with Irish provinces picking up a triple crown of victories over Premiership sidesIreland look like going into the Six Nations Larmour-plated. Joe Schmidt, who stood down as the national side’s head coach a…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

It was a difficult weekend for English clubs, with Irish provinces picking up a triple crown of victories over Premiership sidesIreland look like going into the Six Nations Larmour-plated. Joe Schmidt, who stood down as the national side’s head coach a…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Champions Cup action

It was a difficult weekend for English clubs, with Irish provinces picking up a triple crown of victories over Premiership sidesIreland look like going into the Six Nations Larmour-plated. Joe Schmidt, who stood down as the national side’s head coach a…

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Munster pile more agony on Saracens thanks to Peter O’Mahony’s try

• Munster 10-3 Saracens• Saracens earn a vital bonus pointThe champions are not quite out, but that age-old chestnut about attentions turning to domestic matters might long ago have been applied to Saracens this season. They take a bonus point in defea…

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Champions Cup preview: Munster expect monster crowd for Saracens visit

• Holders leave most of England stars at home• Northampton unbeaten at home since start of AprilDan Biggar returns at fly-half for Northampton in the match of the round between teams who have lost one match between them in the league and Europe this se…

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Champions Cup preview: Munster expect monster crowd for Saracens visit

• Holders leave most of England stars at home• Northampton unbeaten at home since start of AprilDan Biggar returns at fly-half for Northampton in the match of the round between teams who have lost one match between them in the league and Europe this se…

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Trouble for Premiership big beasts shows money no guarantee of success | Robert Kitson

Leicester, Wasps and Bath are traditionally accustomed to the high life but find themselves stuck in the bottom fourIf success in modern rugby union is entirely down to money it has an odd way of showing it. Look no further than the current Premiership…

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Returning England players help Saracens to much-needed win at Bath

• Bath 12-25 Saracens• Owen Farrell kicks 20 points in first match since World Cup finalEvery league game Saracens play is now a cup final following their 35-point deduction for breaching the salary cap but so far their nerve is holding. After a shaky …

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Leicester feel no relief over Saracens’ point deduction, says Geordan Murphy

• Tigers concentrating on improving form after one win in four• Murphy pleased to have 10 World Cup players back trainingLeicester, the Premiership’s 11th-placed team, insist there is no feeling of relief in their dressing-room despite the 35-point ded…

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England stars set to return to help Saracens’ Premiership survival bid

• Farrell, Itoje and Billy Vunipola in line for action• Saracens are currently 26 points adrift in leagueOwen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola look set to boost Saracens’ Premiership survival bid with the director of rugby, Mark McCall, revealing…

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Elliot Daly impresses on debut as Saracens put Ospreys to the sword

• Pool 4: Saracens 44-3 Ospreys• European champions outclass under-strength visitorsBack on home turf and, on the field at least, business as usual for Saracens. Six tries, a handful of World Cup stars returning – including an impressive debut for Elli…

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Saracens turn to England World Cup stars to ignite Champions Cup defence

• Elliot Daly will make his Saracens debut against Ospreys• Mako Vunipola, George Kruis and Jamie George also in the 23Saracens wiill parade three of England’s World Cup finalists, including debutant Elliot Daly, as they attempt to lift the gloom gener…

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Saracens back players’ England roles amid relegation battle says Mark McCall

• Club say they will not let their need for points obstruct England• Six Saracens players started World Cup final in JapanSaracens, attempting to deal with the fallout from one of the biggest scandals in English club history, insist their heavy punishm…

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Sale owner: Game ‘needs to sort itself out’ to safeguard clubs financially

• Simon Orange urges more transparency over players’ contracts• Premiership Rugby ‘plans changes’ after Saracens fineThe Sale co-owner, Simon Orange, has insisted rugby union has to “sort itself out” financially in order to protect the sport’s long-ter…

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Sale owner: Game ‘needs to sort itself out’ to safeguard clubs financially

• Simon Orange urges more transparency over players’ contracts• Premiership Rugby ‘plans changes’ after Saracens fineThe Sale co-owner, Simon Orange, has insisted rugby union has to “sort itself out” financially in order to protect the sport’s long-ter…

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Eddie Jones warns that England could suffer from Saracens fallout

England coach says players may put club over countryJones: ‘We may have to work to mend relationships’Eddie Jones fears England may feel the fallout from Saracens’ salary cap breach as main sponsors Allianz seek talks with the double winners over conce…

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Saracens drop appeal against £5.4m fine and 35-point Premiership penalty

• Premiership Rugby welcomes club u-turn over appeal• League table will be updated with immediate effectSaracens have dropped their appeal against heavy punishments for breaking the Premiership’s salary cap.The English and European champions have decid…

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Holders Saracens begin their defence with heavy defeat to Racing

• Racing 30-10 Saracens• Finn Russell orchestrates Champions Cup demolition in ParisThe defence of the Champions Cup may not be Saracens’ priority because they have 35 docked Premiership points to make up, but this was a chastening bonus-point defeat a…

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Saracens set to drop appeal against fine and points penalty for salary cap breach

• PA Media report: £5.4m fine, 35-point penalty will be imposed• Saracens would be left on -22 points, 26 adrift of LeicesterSaracens are set to drop their planned appeal against a £5.4m fine and a 35-point penalty for a breach of the salary cap, PA Me…

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Saracens start Champions Cup defence under stormy cloud

The European champions have a major struggle on their hands heading into this weekend’s opener in France against Racing 92The La Défense Arena is an appropriately named venue for Saracens to start the defence of the European Champions Cup they won afte…