Rugby in the dock with MPs set up to grill PRL leaders about handling Saracens salary ceiling scandal
- The full report on the violation of Saracens's salary limit has been published
- Damian Collins MP suggested that Premiership Rugby chiefs should be interrogated
- Grilling could cause even more shame for a club under fire ]
- Minister of Sport Nigel Adams also supported the sentence handed over to Saracens
Premiership Rugby chiefs could be confronted with whims of MPs about their approach to the Saracen crisis margin later this year amid growing concerns about the governance of the sport.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee wants to call PRL officials for a hearing when they meet again in the spring, the previous embarrassed organization whose dominant club was sensationally kicked out of the top by their rivals could embarrass even more during the week.
On another dramatic day when PRL late published an edited report in Saracens & # 39; multiple salary limit, Damian Collins MP, who is looking for re-election as president of the DCMS Select committee next week, told Sportsmail : & # 39; It really is a mess and I am sure the committee wants to look at it.
The 103-page report, which has been locked up in Twickenham since November, brought unbearable readings for Saracens who have been convicted of a & # 39; continuous, blatant and reckless failure & # 39; to meet the salary of the Premiership cap by an independent panel of three people.
The report describes a series of infringements such as unauthorized payments to the English stars Maro Itoje, Billy and Mako Vunipola and Richard Wigglesworth, whose names have been changed. Intriguingly, Owen Farrell is not mentioned, despite his business venture with Saracens owner Nigel Wray, Faz Investments Limited.
His absence in the report is supposed to be because his status as a selection framework places him outside the limits of the salary limit.
Wray has given a creeping apology to Saracens L on Thursday evening and PR could be in the dock soon because many questions remain unanswered, not in least the process that led the champions to accept that they will be relegated before they complete their races this season.
Collins added: about governance in rugby. Saracens have been proclaimed and punished, but why was it allowed to come to this?
& # 39; And who determined the punishment – PRL or the clubs? These are issues that the committee would like to find out. & # 39;
Sports Minister Nigel Adams said: & Saracens deserve every punishment they receive from the Premiership because they have been relegated. It sends a very clear message to all clubs.
"Sport must be a level playing field or it is not a sport. It makes no sense to have rules if they are not observed. & # 39;
Additional Reporting by David Coverdale