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#Mark McCall

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# mark-mccall - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Mark McCall: All the pressure on Ulster ahead of Saracens Heineken Cup showdown

The director of rugby says there’ll be no room for sentiment as he faces his old team on Saturday.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 18 January, 2014

As it happened: Saracens v Connacht, Heineken Cup

The possibility of a Heineken Cup quarter-final was still alive for Pat Lam’s men coming into this Pool 3 clash.

# mark-mccall - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Scout's report: Saracens in rude health ahead of Connacht clash

Mark McCall’s side have started the season with five wins from five games in the Premiership.

# mark-mccall - Friday 5 April, 2013

Zebo in for Munster, Tommy Bowe named on Ulster bench for Heineken Cup 1/4 final

The Irish provinces were boosted by team news this afternoon.

# mark-mccall - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Shane Byrne: I wouldn’t be surprised if Declan Kidney walked early

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Conor O’Shea and Mark McCall would be reluctant to take the head coach job.

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Heineken Cup: Marshall and Afoa ready to face Saracens at Twickenham

Ulster have been buoyed by a win in Dublin, positive fitness updates and reports of a large contingent of travelling fans.

# mark-mccall - Friday 28 December, 2012

Green pastures: 80,000 to watch Harlequins and London Irish square off

Conor O’Shea’s league leaders will be favourites to defeat a rattled Exiles side.

# mark-mccall - Monday 10 December, 2012

Ding dong the ref is gone: Gauzère replaced for Munster v Saracens

The French referee managed to alienate everyone within a 370-mile radius of Thomond Park on Saturday.

# mark-mccall - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Heart and soul sees Munster home and leaves Saracens 'spewing'

Rob Penney brought out some old-school superlatives to praise his victorious side.

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup Red Or Dead This post contains videos

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup

Rob Penney’s men welcomed a Sarries team to Thomond Park that were previously unbeaten in Pool 1.

# mark-mccall - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Green Pastures: Neil Best and Worcester eye European silverware

The former Ulster flanker and his Warriors side take on Perpignan tonight.

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Exiles: The hits keep coming for London Irish and Quins lose again

Ian Humphreys kicked 13 points but was on the losing side as Exeter Chiefs recorded a vital away win.

# mark-mccall - Monday 5 November, 2012

Exiles: Murphy and Morris star as Tigers leave Saints cursing

Leicester move up to third in the Premiership while Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble defeated Biarritz to go sixth in the Top 14.

# mark-mccall - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Exiles: Humphreys heroics not enough for Irish after controversial late try

The former Ulster out-half thought he had clinched a much-needed win while Cardiff Robin Copeland had a rough homecoming

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