Would McCall also be looking to go elsewhere?
I'm wondering if there is more to emerge though as Sarries have refused to allow an independent accountancy firm go through all their records.. which implies there is more that is being hidden. That could be related to the salary cap or it might be something that HMRC would be interested in.
While I'd love there to be more that they're hiding... and obviously Tony Rowe has eluded to more still to come out... that may not be the only reason that they've refused to be audited.
Obviously they're hurting a bit at the moment. They've been found out, and punished heavily.
I know it's all relative and that other clubs have been hurt significantly over the years too, but let's be honest, we've all done stuff in our lives and been punished and when we're caught it's not always a case of "fair cop guv, let's move on as friends".... there's usually a bit more arguing and a case of feeling hard done by. It's natural.
So, right now, Saracens are genuinely going to be angry for lots of reasons. Angry at being caught, Angry at being caught violating a rule they don't agree with in the first place and probably angry at the other clubs who are now playing hard ball. I can understand that.
In that situation, maybe they're now giving premier rugby a great big "fuck you!".
They know they're over the cap this year, they know they can't get within the cap, so they know they're going down at the end of the season.
If that's the case, why bother opening the books and making it easy for "the man".
Take automatic relegation and make it as difficult as possible for everyone that they feel has wronged them.
It's teenager mentality, but that doesn't mean it's not the reason.