Mark Mccall

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Paddy Johns in action for  Saracens  during a  match against  Leicester at Enfield in August 1996. Photograph:  Dave Rogers/Allsport

The greening of Saracens Part II Former Ireland captain and secondrow Paddy Johns was highly regarded during his three years at Saracens, not just by(...)

 Mako Vunipola  during a Saracens training session  in St Albans on Tuesday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Mako Vunipola has been declared fit for Saracens’ Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster on Saturday after winning his battle with injury. Vun(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton and Saracens’ Owen Farrell in  a scuffle during last year’s  Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva  Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Next Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final isn’t so much a case of two tribes going to war, more two machines finally colliding in the biggest North(...)

Saracens’ Darragh O’Mahony in action in the English Premiership in  2004. He played 142 times for the club. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

The greening of Saracens part one Saracens teams have included the great and the good of world rugby down through their history and that includes sev(...)

Ulster 14 Leinster 13 For Leo Cullen, there is little reason to alter a successful formula. His much-changed Leinster side followed up their Champio(...)

Conor Murray and his dejected Munster team-mates after the defeat to Saracens at the  Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Saracens 32 Munster 16 A scoreline reflecting a match that went only one way. Munster will do what they always do, lick their wounds and think of ho(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens after the victory over Munster. Asked if he’d anything to say to the Munster fans who’d booed him during the game he replied : “Naw, from my point of view I believe in what I believe in”. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Well, that was one weird Saturday afternoon in the company of BT Sport. Indeed, if you’d missed why Billy Vunipola had been in the news in the prece(...)

Saracens man of the match Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after his side’s victory in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the  Ricoh Arena. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It would be interesting to know what debate took place behind the cameras that resulted in handing Billy Vunipola the man of the match award. In one(...)

 Billy Vunipola and a Munster fan after the Champions Cup game in Coventry. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Billy Vunipola was confronted by a spectator wearing a Munster shirt following the province’s defeat to Saracens on Saturday. The Munster fan left the(...)

Saracens: bounced back from the defeat to Leinster last year to claim a fourth Premiership crown since 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Saracens v Munster Kick off: 3pm, Saturday. Venue: Ricoh Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times li(...)

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