Rugby club Saracens facing European misconduct complaint

FILE - In this Saturday, May 14, 2016 file photo, Saracens' Owen Farrell celebrates with the trophy after winning their European Rugby Champions Cup f...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 14, 2016 file photo, Saracens' Owen Farrell celebrates with the trophy after winning their European Rugby Champions Cup f...

LONDON (AP) —

Saracens could be in big trouble again, this time in European competition.

The English rugby club, which was recently relegated from the English league for breaching salary-cap regulations, is facing a misconduct complaint by European Champions Cup officials for fielding an ineligible player in a crucial pool-stage match last month.

A hearing is taking place in London on Friday. Saracens could potentially lose its place in the quarterfinals.

Saracens is the defending English and European champion.

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