League title holders and reigning European champions Saracens will play in the second-tier of English rugby next season following their relegation from the Gallagher Premiership for salary cap breaches.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has confirmed the double winners’ squad must be broken up after acknowledging the “end of an era” at Allianz Park.
England captain Owen Farrell kicked 20 points on his return to club duty as Saracens began to chip away at their daunting Gallagher Premiership points deduction with a 25-12 win at Bath.
Saracens are poised to name their strongest available team including their complete England contingent when their Gallagher Premiership survival bid begins in earnest against Bath.
Manu Tuilagi believes Saracens’ England players will face “a tough decision” at the start of next year’s Six Nations over whether to focus on club or country.
World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson believes this England squad have their best rugby ahead and urged them not to dwell on their Rugby World Cup final heartache.
Saracens are facing the “devastating” threat of being docked 35 points and fined over £5million for multiple breaches of Premiership Rugby’s salary cap regulations.
Eddie Jones says that England are going to be “kicking stones for four years” following their comprehensive World Cup final defeat against South Africa.
Owen Farrell expects his England team-mates to seize their opportunity to realise their boyhood dreams by emptying the tanks in Saturday’s World Cup final.
Eddie Jones repeated the mantra “no fear” as he lit the fuse for the final of a World Cup he does not want to end.
England will entrust twin playmakers George Ford and Owen Farrell with the task of masterminding victory over South Africa after naming an unchanged side for the World Cup final.