Owen Farrell Saracens could challenge legality of Premiership Rugby’s salary cap if review falls through

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Saracens could seek a legal challenge to Premiership Rugby’s salary cap if they fail in their bid to overturn a 35-point deduction and £5.4m fine, according to a leading sports lawyer.

The English and European champions could argue that the salary cap framework is anti-competitive, says former World Rugby head of legal Darren Bailey.

However, they must first be seen to have exhausted every internal dispute mechanism available, including the current review process.

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“Depending on the findings of the [review] panel, they could conceivably contemplate making a legal challenge to the overall legality of the salary cap and framework,” Bailey, a consultant at Charles Russell Speechlys, told City A.M.

“That’s a difficult and formidable series of hurdles to overcome, but if they don’t feel they have been appropriately dealt with, that is an option open to them.”

First, though, the club will endeavour to overturn their bombshell punishment – announced earlier this week – on appeal.

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Saracens chairman Nigel Wray has disputed that co-investments constitute a part of the players’ salaries (Getty images)

Saracens, whose five English titles and three European crowns have all come in the last decade, will challenge the notion that co-investments be

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