Mon, 30 Mar 2020

London - Edward Griffiths resigned as interim chief executive of disgraced Saracens with immediate effect just 26 days into a 12-month contract on Tuesday as Premiership chiefs announced a further points penalty on the tainted English champions that underlined their relegation.

But Griffiths, in a Saracens statement, insisted: "This was always going to be a very short-term appointment, and others are well-placed to drive forward the rebuilding of the club."

PRL also said their salary cap regulations had now been amended "with the unanimous approval of our clubs".

Griffiths has joined former Saracens chairman Nigel Wray and former chief executive Mittesh Vital in quitting his post after one of the biggest scandals in English club union rugby history.

Although Saracens have now breached salary cap regulations in five of the last seven seasons, PRL regulations mean they cannot be stripped of their English titles.

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