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Saracens have been handed a fine of £5,360,272.31 and total deduction of 35 league points for breaches of the Premiership Rugby Salary Cap.
Three-time European champions Saracens will begin the defence of their Champions Cup title with a mouth-watering clash against Racing.
Reaffirming its commitment to evidence-based injury-reduction in the sport, World Rugby has confirmed details of a scrum law amendment.
Champions Cup holders Saracens have been drawn in next season’s ‘group of death’ alongside fellow European giants Munster and Racing.
Graham Rowntree will join Munster as forwards coach on completion of his duties with Georgia in the World Cup, the Irish outfit has confirmed.
World Rugby have issued a law application guideline for the sanction and decision-making process for high tackles and shoulder charges.
Ospreys booked their place in next season’s Champions Cup after they won a play-off with the Scarlets 21-10 at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.