Mark Mccall

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 Connacht’s Caolin Blade leads his team off the field after a 34-13 defeat to Sale Sharks in October 2018 at the AJ Bell Stadium in  Manchester. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A fully-loaded Sale Sharks who are in the driving seat take on Connacht in this afternoon’s crunch European Challenge Cup fixture at the Galway Sports(...)

 English rugby’s head of medicine admits the game may face “significant changes” in order to address an alarming rise in injury severity. Photograph: PA

Billy Vunipola has warned that rugby union is more brutal than ever but admits he does not know how the sport can fix the problem. The Saracens and E(...)

 Maro Itoje of Saracens  during the  Premiership  match against Wasps on December 1st, 2018. Photograph:   Henry Browne/Getty Images

Maro Itoje is expected to be fit for the start of the Six Nations in February after Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall said the England forward d(...)

Sean Maitland scores for Saracens during their heavy win over Cardiff. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty

Saracens 51 Cardiff Blues 25 Ben Earl came off the bench to inspire a second-half turnaround as Saracens survived a scare from Cardiff Blues to recor(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt celebrates winning the Six Nations with CJ Stander and Jonathan Sexton. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The system cannot be wrapped up and dependent on one person. That was the clear message delivered by IRFU chief executive Philip Browne when announcin(...)

Saracens’ Maro Itoje his side’s first  try during the Heineken  Champions Cup game against Lyon at Allianz Park. Photograph:  Steven Paston/PA Wire

Saracens 29 Lyon 10 Saracens made it two wins from two in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup, producing a clinical display to seal a 29-10 bonus-po(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

 Geordan Murphy: “There’s always pressure. My good buddy James Ferris always told me, ‘Pressure is for tyres’. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In early September Geordan and Anneka were christening Rex’s little brother Oscar when the Leicester board came calling. Matt O’Connor had been sacke(...)

Gareth Steenson in action for Exeter against Worcester at Sandy Park. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Munster supporters visiting Devon for the first time this weekend should brace themselves for a strangely familiar experience. A south-west based band(...)

At the launch of the  European competitions in Dublin were (L-R) Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Callum Gibbins (Glasgow Warriors), Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Luke Hamilton (Edinburgh) and Jarrad Butler (Connacht). Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

 To repeat, or not to repeat, that is the huge challenge facing Leinster as they seek to add to that hard-earned fourth star above their crests a(...)

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