Mark Mccall

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Saracens’ Billy Vunipola breaks through during his side’s victory over Munster in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster 10 Saracens 26 Here lies a Currie Cup battle thinly veiled as European rugby. South African fingerprints everywhere, the pressure cooker atmo(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo with his son Jacob after the European Champions Cup, semi-final match against Saracens  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Proud that Munster had made it through to the last four of European rugby but disappointed that the fans went home with little other than thoughts of (...)

 Maro Itoje looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final against Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“I did find it a bit of a circus when I arrived. It took me a few months to get used to it. Apache helicopters landing in the middle of a training ses(...)

CJ Stander: named in the Lions squad in midweek, the South African is recalled to Munster’s  starting line-up for the visit of Saracens. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

European Champions Cup semi-final: Munster v Saracens   Kick off: 3.15pm. Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin. TV: BT Sport3, 2.3(...)

Simon Zebo gets swallowed up by Ulster’s Stuart Olding, Paddy Jackson and Andrew Trimble at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No underdogs here. Not even in the face of Saracens. “Listen, whatever I say here we are up against it next week,” said the always composed Rassie Er(...)

George Kruis: Eddie Jones is a big fan of the player describing him as “a super scrummager, the best scrummaging lock in England, so we’re missing him”. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

George Kruis faces a race against time to convince Warren Gatland he warrants a place in the British and Irish Lions squad this summer but the Sarace(...)

It was so much fun to watch Eddie Jones and Conor O’Shea speaking without filters to the media after the ruckus at Twickenham. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire.

Original thinking in modern rugby is both rare and difficult. Creativity in exploiting weaknesses in your opponents’ systems is common, but no less i(...)

Saracens’ Chris Ashton beats the tackle of Scarlets’ Tadhg Beirne to go on and score their third try against the Scarlets. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Scarlets 22 Saracens 22 Chris Ashton scored a last-gasp try that Owen Farrell converted to save Saracens from a European Champions Cup ambush at tje(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo with Peter Murchie of Glasgow Warriors:  sides meet in  crunch  match  in Scotstoun on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish prospects entering the penultimate round of pool matches in the European Champions Cup are altogether rosier than they were at this juncture las(...)

Liam Williams is to join Saracens from Scarlets. Photograph: Getty/Stu Forster

Saracens have confirmed the signing of Wales international Liam Williams on a three-year deal, with the Scarlets flyer moving to Allianz Park for the (...)

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