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Mark McCall casts doubts on England rumours

Mark McCall casts doubts on England rumours
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McCall led Saracens to a second double of domestic and European titles this year.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall appears to have distanced himself as a candidate for the England head coach's job.

McCall, 51, who again guided Saracens to a European and domestic double this year, has been linked with succeeding Eddie Jones in the role.

But McCall said it would be hard to walk away from Saracens after his side's epic 37-34 win against Exeter in Saturday's Gallagher Premiership final at Twickenham.

Victory meant Saracens became only the second club since Leicester to achieve the double twice.

"Sometimes you have got to pinch yourself about what we are going through," McCall told the Daily Telegraph.

"I feel incredibly lucky to be part of what this club has been doing. All the staff and the players feel that way. To walk away from that would be a huge call. This one feels quite special."

Saracens' 20-10 Champions Cup victory over Leinster last month was their third European title in four seasons.

"When we lost to Toulon and then Northampton in finals in 2014, we felt a bit sorry for ourselves but then it dawned on us we were actually not good enough," McCall added. "We needed to get better."


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