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#Mark McCall

# mark-mccall - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final
# Finalists
# Finalists

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final

Sep 26th 2020, 3:02 PM 21,054 Views 33 Comments

Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'We were able to harass Leinster and put them under pressure'

'We were able to harass Leinster and put them under pressure'

Sep 19th 2020, 6:49 PM 11,763 Views 53 Comments

Saracens coach Mark McCall outlines his side’s tactics today as Leinster’s winning streak came to an end.

# mark-mccall - Monday 7 September, 2020

Saracens star Owen Farrell ‘incredibly regretful’ about high tackle
# Sorry
# Sorry

Saracens star Owen Farrell ‘incredibly regretful’ about high tackle

Sep 7th 2020, 8:00 PM 46,151 Views 33 Comments

The England captain faces a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday for the incident with Wasps fly-half Charlie Atkinson.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 5 September, 2020

McCall insists Saracens can adapt if Farrell gets Champions Cup ban
# Red Mist
# Red Mist

McCall insists Saracens can adapt if Farrell gets Champions Cup ban

Sep 5th 2020, 5:40 PM 11,159 Views 6 Comments

Farrell saw red on the hour mark in Saracens’ surprise 28-18 Gallagher Premiership loss to Wasps.

# mark-mccall - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens
# Missed Chances
# Missed Chances

Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens

Dec 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,257 Views 33 Comments

Saracens boss Mark McCall praised the visiting team’s defence at Allianz Park

# mark-mccall - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'It was instigated by a member of their staff who said something horrible to one of our players'
# Scuffle
# Scuffle

'It was instigated by a member of their staff who said something horrible to one of our players'

Dec 14th 2019, 6:38 PM 57,223 Views 131 Comments

The Saracens boss said they will consider their next move after a scuffle broke out with Munster.

Munster take on daunting task of beating reinforced Saracens away from home
# Challenge
# Challenge

Munster take on daunting task of beating reinforced Saracens away from home

Dec 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,212 Views 16 Comments

The English side have welcomed back a raft of big names for the Allianz Park clash.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 7 December, 2019

McCall promises to bring back the big guns for Munster's visit to Saracens
# Big Challenge
# Big Challenge

McCall promises to bring back the big guns for Munster's visit to Saracens

Dec 7th 2019, 8:25 PM 11,943 Views 17 Comments

The Sarries boss had mixed feelings after his side’s 10-3 defeat in Thomond Park.

# mark-mccall - Friday 6 December, 2019

Saracens start Itoje but leave raft of England front-liners at home for Munster trip
# Rested
# Rested

Saracens start Itoje but leave raft of England front-liners at home for Munster trip

Dec 6th 2019, 12:21 PM 18,626 Views 24 Comments

Owen Farrell, Mako and Billy Vunipola, Jamie George, George Kruis, and Elliot Daly are all absent.

# mark-mccall - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Mark McCall: Saracens salary cap breach not as clear-cut as it seems
# Sarries
# Sarries

Mark McCall: Saracens salary cap breach not as clear-cut as it seems

Nov 13th 2019, 7:57 PM 7,829 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland centre and club’s director of rugby on Sarries’ punishment.

# mark-mccall - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field'
# 8
# 8

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field'

May 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,326 Views 8 Comments

Billy Vunipola was excellent as Saracens claimed the Champions Cup against Leinster.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 11 May, 2019

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

May 11th 2019, 8:15 AM 16,611 Views 3 Comments

Philip Morrow joined the English club soon after Mark McCall was promoted to director of rugby.

# mark-mccall - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Best laments lack of support behind Mark McCall after his '06 title with Ulster
# Diverging Paths
# Diverging Paths

Best laments lack of support behind Mark McCall after his '06 title with Ulster

May 9th 2019, 8:00 AM 17,647 Views 18 Comments

‘We were ahead of a lot of teams at that point… Mark McCall has gone on to show how good a coach he is.’

# mark-mccall - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'
# Quiet Leader
# Quiet Leader

'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'

May 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,996 Views 5 Comments

Former Ireland centre Mark McCall has been the central figure in Saracens’ success in recent years.

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'He certainly has a ruthless side to him as well, which is vitally important'
# Jvg
# Jvg

'He certainly has a ruthless side to him as well, which is vitally important'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,742 Views 14 Comments

Johann van Graan has convinced Munster that he’s the man to drive the province forward.

Munster underdogs again but feel they're 'a different animal' for Saracens clash
# Belief
# Belief

Munster underdogs again but feel they're 'a different animal' for Saracens clash

Apr 16th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,998 Views 37 Comments

The southern province feel they have moved forward over the past two seasons.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Saracens thrash Glasgow despite dad-to-be Farrell's absence
# Rout
# Rout

Saracens thrash Glasgow despite dad-to-be Farrell's absence

Mar 30th 2019, 9:29 PM 12,446 Views 10 Comments

The England kicker played no part in today’s Champions Cup quarter-final after his wife went into labour this morning.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 19 January, 2019

England captain Farrell emerges as a doubt for massive Ireland clash
# Concern
# Concern

England captain Farrell emerges as a doubt for massive Ireland clash

Jan 19th 2019, 2:02 PM 11,412 Views 7 Comments

Saracens boss Mark McCall say the out-half will be back in seven to 10 days’ time.

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Irishman Mark McCall extends contract as Saracens' director of rugby
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Mark McCall extends contract as Saracens' director of rugby

May 29th 2018, 12:04 PM 5,493 Views 11 Comments

The former Ulster head coach has guided the English club to major success in recent years.

# mark-mccall - Sunday 1 April, 2018

McCall: Ireland's Grand Slam success a factor in Leinster's big win
# Dethroned
# Dethroned

McCall: Ireland's Grand Slam success a factor in Leinster's big win

Apr 1st 2018, 10:08 PM 22,398 Views 17 Comments

Saracens rued their missed opportunities at the Aviva Stadium, but admit Leinster were full value for their 30-19 victory.

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final

Apr 1st 2018, 2:33 PM 129,743 Views 56 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster took aim at Saracens with a home semi-final on the line.

# mark-mccall - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'If a top job comes up then I'd imagine he'll be near the top of the list'
# Top Operators
# Top Operators

'If a top job comes up then I'd imagine he'll be near the top of the list'

Mar 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,014 Views 27 Comments

Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth reckons Mark McCall could be in the mix for the Ireland job.

# mark-mccall - Monday 5 March, 2018

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action

Mar 5th 2018, 12:47 PM 8,602 Views 1 Comment

Donnacha Ryan’s Racing 92 closed the gap to leaders Montpellier in the Top 14.

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

McCall's Saracens put six-week deadline in place to revive their season
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

McCall's Saracens put six-week deadline in place to revive their season

Dec 12th 2017, 1:45 PM 7,054 Views 12 Comments

The reigning European champions fell to their sixth defeat in a row when they lost to Clermont yesterday.

# mark-mccall - Friday 12 May, 2017

Quiet build-up as quiet man McCall looks for Saracens to get job done
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Quiet build-up as quiet man McCall looks for Saracens to get job done

May 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 3,269 Views 5 Comments

The English side defend their Champions Cup title against Clermont tomorrow in Murrayfield.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 22 April, 2017

McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster

Apr 22nd 2017, 8:53 PM 13,411 Views 28 Comments

The Sarries director of rugby was impressed with Munster’s work rate.

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:09 PM 29,077 Views 105 Comments

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster
# Role Models
# Role Models

Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:31 AM 5,505 Views 1 Comment

The former Ulster head coach has masterminded the Premiership club’s rise.

# mark-mccall - Friday 21 April, 2017

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams
# 9
# 9

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams

Apr 21st 2017, 5:14 PM 8,872 Views 12 Comments

Mark McCall has been impressed by Munster’s work rate this season.

# mark-mccall - Monday 3 April, 2017

'There will be 50,000 Munster fans': Sarries ready to stare down emotional red army
# Semi Serious
# Semi Serious

'There will be 50,000 Munster fans': Sarries ready to stare down emotional red army

Apr 3rd 2017, 9:16 AM 13,167 Views 8 Comments

“We have thrived on going to places where we potentially have not won before,” says skipper Brad Barritt.

# mark-mccall - Monday 5 September, 2016

Coughlan among the tries, Moore's Wasps debut and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Coughlan among the tries, Moore's Wasps debut and all the exiles' action

Sep 5th 2016, 3:44 PM 8,850 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how the Irishmen based in England and France got on over the weekend.

# mark-mccall - Monday 4 January, 2016

Springboks legend Schalk Burger is joining Mark McCall's Saracens
# Marquee
# Marquee

Springboks legend Schalk Burger is joining Mark McCall's Saracens

Jan 4th 2016, 4:19 PM 5,863 Views 23 Comments

The 32-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Premiership club.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 21 November, 2015

‘Bonus point was beyond our wildest dreams’: McCall’s Saracens setting the standard in Europe
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

‘Bonus point was beyond our wildest dreams’: McCall’s Saracens setting the standard in Europe

Nov 21st 2015, 3:39 AM 3,250 Views 3 Comments

With wins over Toulouse and Ulster under their belt, might this finally be the English champions’ year in Europe?

# mark-mccall - Monday 20 April, 2015

Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe
# Puissance
# Puissance

Letter from Marseille: Leinster exit as French power prevails in Europe

Apr 20th 2015, 9:16 AM 4,789 Views 9 Comments

Our man in France reflects on an absorbing Champions Cup semi-final weekend.

# mark-mccall - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Sarries winning matches? Premiership giants bring in Jim McGuinness for Champions Cup talk
# Fighting Talk
# Fighting Talk

Sarries winning matches? Premiership giants bring in Jim McGuinness for Champions Cup talk

Apr 15th 2015, 6:35 PM 10,079 Views 10 Comments

Former Donegal boss “captivated the group” during hour-long address.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Irish coach McCall thrilled with Saracens' convincing win over Munster
# Exile
# Exile

Irish coach McCall thrilled with Saracens' convincing win over Munster

Jan 17th 2015, 7:30 PM 7,242 Views 14 Comments

The Premiership club’s director of rugby admitted to ‘a small sense of frustration we didn’t get the fourth try’.

# mark-mccall - Monday 12 January, 2015

O'Shea among the tries while Davidson's Aurillac beat O'Sullivan's Biarritz
# Exiles
# Exiles

O'Shea among the tries while Davidson's Aurillac beat O'Sullivan's Biarritz

Jan 12th 2015, 11:52 AM 6,603 Views 4 Comments

We’ve rounded up all the Irish involvements in England and France over the weekend.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 13 September, 2014

O'Shea stunned by scale of Saracens loss
# Utter Annihilation
# Utter Annihilation

O'Shea stunned by scale of Saracens loss

Sep 13th 2014, 9:19 AM 10,359 Views 4 Comments

Harlequins were thumped 39-0 at home by a ruthless Saracens side last night.

# mark-mccall - Friday 23 May, 2014

Inspirational Borthwick fit for Saracens as Wilkinson leads Toulon
# Final Final
# Final Final

Inspirational Borthwick fit for Saracens as Wilkinson leads Toulon

May 23rd 2014, 12:54 PM 2,712 Views 17 Comments

Mark McCall’s captain has been passed fit to face a star-studded Toulon team in the Heineken Cup final.

# mark-mccall - Friday 16 May, 2014

Irishman Mark McCall named as Premiership's leading Director of Rugby
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Mark McCall named as Premiership's leading Director of Rugby

May 16th 2014, 3:54 PM 4,035 Views 0 Comments

The former Ulster head coach’s excellent work in England has been recognised at the end-of-season awards.

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