Mark Mccall

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Mark McCall celebrates Saracens’ Champions Cup win. Photograph: David Davies/PA

It has been a long time since the Rugby Football Union trusted anyone from a high-profile English club side to coach its national team. In theory the (...)

 Saracens’ Billy Vunipola scores their second try. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

The two were so far ahead of the rest it wasn’t funny. The runners-up will feel they couldn’t have done a whole lot more and took the champions to the(...)

Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall:  ‘The satisfaction you get is when you see how happy everybody is.’ Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

It cannot go on like this. Mark McCall cannot keep being packaged in the same convenient way his reticent nature promotes. No director of rugby is a (...)

Billy Vunipola scores Saracens’ second try against Leinster in the European Champions Cup Final at  St James’ Park, Newcastle on Saturday. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

Billy Vunipola: an appreciation. Criticism of the sport’s dominant and perhaps smartest figure is equally unavoidable. Interestingly, the source for (...)

Mark McCall with the Champions Cup trophy after his side’s win over Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

You shouldn’t, of course, make promises you can’t keep, so Joe Molloy was taking a mighty gamble at the start of Virgin Media’s coverage when he promi(...)

Saracens’ Sean Maitland brings the Heineken Champions Cup into the dressing room after the game. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Champions Cup final came down to the simple premise that the Saracens took more chances than Leinster and that was reflected on the scoreboard. Le(...)

“What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field not off the field.” Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Inevitably, in the wake of capturing the Champions Cup, Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall was asked about Billy Vunipola. “It’s obviously been (...)

Leinster’s James Lowe celebrates his try against Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium in April 2018. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Final Leinster Rugby v Saracens Kick-off: 5pm. Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. On TV: Live on BT Sport 2/Channel 4/Virgin M(...)

Warren Gatland will coach the Lions on the 2021 tour of South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland’s verbal agreement to head the Lions for a third successive tour will give him time to consider his options after spending the last 12 (...)

Johnny Sexton trains ahead of Leinster’s Heineken Cup final clash with Saracens. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It feels like a lifetime ago since Leinster began the defence of their Champions Cup crown with a 52-3 thrashing of Wasps on Friday, October 12th. Th(...)

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