@Billy-Webb said in NH club rugby:
I don't follow NH club rugby that closely. But Saracens are clearly not liked by other clubs!
Loads of clubs welcoming the punishment. Some more than others.
I have now seen 2 articles quoting Harlequins players putting the boot in to Saracens. Chris Robshaw and Danny Care.
Guess there is no love lost there. The word "cheating" seems to be part of the script - all of which has a tinge of irony coming from the "Bloodgate" club - where both Robshaw and Care played at the time of that particular cheating scandal.
That's quite a considerable difference in scale though.
This cheating means that Saracens have been able to maintain a much stronger squad, pushing up the costs of players at other clubs (as all players are benchmarked), win more trophies which in turn means higher gate revenues, and more and more advantages to the club which others didn't get.
I don't believe in punishing the fans or the players for the actions of the top brass, so I'm not quite of the same drag them through the coals as others. But the top brass should be fired with immediate effect and never allowed to return to rugby administration.