Sportsmail wins Scoop of the Year at Sports Journalists’ Association awards for uncovering Saracens salary cap breach while Riath Al-Samarrai picks up Specialist Correspondent gong
- Laura Lambert and Matt Lawton won award for revealing Saracens’ rule break
- Their investigation led to Saracens’ eventual relegation from Premiership
- Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai won Specialist Correspondent of the Year award
- Reporter Will Kelleher received a silver prize in the Rugby Journalist category
Laura Lambert is presented with her Sports Scoop award in London on Monday night
Sportsmail won Scoop of the Year at the Sports Journalists’ Association awards in London on Monday night for the investigation which uncovered how Saracens had breached the salary cap.
Laura Lambert and Matt Lawton’s story sent shockwaves through rugby union and the English and European champions were docked 105 points and fined £5million for breaking the cap for three years running.
Lambert was also named Sports News Reporter of the Year, receiving her award from the Daily Mail’s former Sports Agenda columnist Charles Sale.
Riath Al-Samarrai won the Specialist Correspondent of the Year award, while Will Kelleher received a silver prize in the Rugby Journalist category.
Sportsmail revealed how rival clubs were set to call for an inquiry as the details of Saracens’ owner Nigel Wray’s arrangements with England stars were raised
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