Mark Mccall

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  Owen Farrell of Saracens during training in St Albans, England. He will miss out on the clash with Racing as he remains suspended for a dangerous tackle. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Saracens will attempt to defy the odds once again on Saturday knowing a similarly momentous occasion could be years away. A week after sending shockwa(...)

Leinster players after  the defeat to Saracens in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

We’re putting on the hindsight goggles again. Leinster used the World Cup analogy coming out of lockdown. The theory was sound. Pool matches were the(...)

 Mark McCall talks to the media after his team’s win over Leinster on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Inpho

‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra blared from giant speakers in the Aviva rafters as Maro Itoje and Vincent Koch strolled off the turf behind a flash of (...)

Saracens celebrates winning a scrum penalty against Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to beat Leinster in 2020: step one, “harass” their inexperienced backf ield into making mistakes. Step two, build a lead before, step three, defen(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the  Ricoh Arena in  Coventry in April 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A few weeks after Saracens 35-point deduction and a fine of more than €6.4 million for breaching the salary cap former Ulster centre Darren Cave mused(...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton talks to head coach Leo Cullen during Friday’s Captain’s Run at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Champions Cup quarter-final: Leinster v Saracens, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 3.0 – Live on BT Sport. This is it then, the big one. The one we’ve all be(...)

Ryan Baird and Jack Conan in action during the Leinster Captain’s Run at the  Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will be playing in their third successive knock-out match when facing Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final on Saturday, with (...)

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall pictured before the Heineken Champions Cup match against Racing 92  at Allianz Park back in January. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

The life and times of Mark McCall will always be connected to Saracens FC. That also means the Bangor native is tainted by a level of disgrace attaina(...)

Sean Maitland of Saracens touches down during the Champions Cup final against Leinster at St James’s Park, Newcastle, last year. File photograph: Getty

Few clubs, if any, in the professional era have suffered the kind of adversity which Saracens experienced this season. Amid enforced relegation for re(...)

 Alex Goode insists he can step in for Owen Farrell at outhalf for   Saracens’ Champions Cup quarter-final against  Leinster on Saturday. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Alex Goode insists he can step in for Owen Farrell at outhalf and lead “underdogs” Saracens to Champions Cup victory against Leinster in Dublin. Full(...)

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