Mark Mccall

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Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal which could have won the game against Racing 92 at  Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The odds on the Irish provinces repeating their four-timer of the opening weekend were always more unlikely in a quartet of Franco-Irish battles again(...)

France’s   Fijian centre Virimi Vakatawa,  who was almost unplayable,  celebrates scoring  a try for Racing92 against Saracens. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

One of these days we might go a whole 24 hours without mentioning the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Ireland’s quarter-final exit. But not just yet. Here’s(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

Leinster possess the mindset to achieve success within the unique environment of the Champions Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland

The wonderful movie, The Usual Suspects, is a convoluted story of intrigue, with the talented cast of players, dominated by the fear of one fictional (...)

 Gloucester supporters wave fake moneyduring their match against Saracens in the English Premiership last weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Saracens will begin their defence of the European Champions Cup at Racing 92 on Sunday without most of their England World Cup players, but Alex Lozow(...)

JJ Hanrahan goes down with a suspected hamstring injury during the victory over Ulster at Thomond Park. With Carbery already ruled out, Munster face trip to Ospreys with just one established outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal fit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It seems far too soon for European rugby but it is upon us. That is the general unspoken consensus as the Irish provinces struggle to cope with mounti(...)

 Gloucester supporters wave fake money during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Saracens  at Kingsholm. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Gloucester 12 Saracens 21 Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is prepared to sacrifice their chances of more European glory as he admitted this se(...)

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 (...)

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