Gerry Thornley: Saracens very late to apologise for repeated cheating

Siege mentality which has served club well will be called upon again for Leinster clash 

 Saracens’ Jamie George, Ben Earle and teammates celebrate after the victory over Racing 92 at Allianz Park, London which sealed their place in the quarter finals of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Saracens’ Jamie George, Ben Earle and teammates celebrate after the victory over Racing 92 at Allianz Park, London which sealed their place in the quarter finals of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Spare a thought for Glasgow. In the heel of the hunt, the Scottish team missed out on the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup to a club who, we now all know, cheated to qualify for the tournament in the first place.

True, there is no salary cap in Europe, but Saracens were breaking the Premiership rules when they won the Champions Cup in 2016-17 by beating Clermont 28-17 in the Murrayfield final.

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