Mark McCall says everyone at Saracens is aware of the need to be patient in pursuit of answers over the club’s long-term future.
Liverpool took a firm grip on the Premier League title race with a 3-1 home victory over champions Manchester City at Anfield. There was more top-flight VAR controversy this weekend and disappointment for England’s Lionesses before a record Wembley crowd. But the sporting weekend did see success for England’s men’s cricketers in New Zealand.
Sale boss Steve Diamond has accused Saracens of being naive for believing they could sidestep salary cap regulations and says they should “take down the integrity and honesty signs” from their Allianz Park home for a year.
Saracens chairman Nigel Wray has insisted the club’s all-conquering team will not have to be ripped apart after being deducted 35 points and fined more than £5million for breaching the salary cap.
Chris Robshaw has declared the pinnacle of English rugby “illegal” and accused Saracens of cheating after they were punished for breaches of salary cap regulations.
England fell short in Yokohama as South Africa won the World Cup for a record-equalling third time with a comprehensive 32-12 victory.
The Rugby World Cup ended in Japan on Saturday after South Africa beat England in the final. Here, the PA news agency picks out the best pictures from the tournament as a whole:
Warren Gatland’s Wales reign finished with back-to-back World Cup defeats but he still leaves his role as coach with a superb record.
Saturday morning will be a good test for newlyweds Rosie and Ken Marshall as they cheer on rival teams in the Rugby World Cup final.
George Kruis insists England must “man up” in expectation of the physical onslaught expected from South Africa in Saturday’s World Cup final.
The Rugby World Cup draws to a close this weekend in Japan. Here, the PA news agency picks out 15 of the best pictures from the tournament.
England take on South Africa in the World Cup final on Saturday morning. The Red Roses last won the showpiece in 2003 when a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal secured a 20-17 victory over Australia in extra-time. Here, the PA news agency looks at the best images from that battle.
Kyle Sinckler will be ready to explode into Saturday’s World Cup final after learning how to adjust his psychological approach to big games.
Courtney Lawes insists England need to be “ready for anything” in Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa.
England will face South Africa in the World Cup final at the International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday.
A rugby fan who booked flights to Tokyo “four or five pints down” after watching England’s win over New Zealand is poised to arrive in Japan on crutches with no accommodation and no ticket to the World Cup final.
England fans celebrated their side’s Rugby World Cup semi-final victory with an Oasis singalong.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the congratulations as England reached the Rugby World Cup final for the first time since 2007.
Wales and South Africa meet in the Rugby World Cup semi-final in Yokohama on Sunday.
South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus has described Wales head coach Warren Gatland as “an absolute legend of the game” prior to Sunday’s World Cup semi-final.
Cheslin Kolbe has been ruled out of South Africa’s World Cup semi-final against Wales in Yokohama on Sunday due to an ankle injury.
New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has laughed off spying suggestions from the England camp and described them as “the best clickbait in the world”.
Warren Gatland has had an eventful time as Wales coach in the dozen years he has been in charge.
Warren Gatland leads Wales into the World Cup semi-finals looking to sign off his memorable reign with the greatest highlight yet.
The battle for Rugby World Cup semi-final places will be completed on Sunday.
Billy Vunipola has stunned his England team-mates out of “fairyland” by declaring their World Cup could be over on Saturday.
Bristol secured the West Country bragging rights over Bath with a thumping 43-16 win before a record Ashton Gate crowd.
The Rugby World Cup will resume with the knockout phase in Japan this weekend, eight teams having regrouped following the pool stages and the fall-out from Typhoon Hagibis.
Cian Healy believes Greg Feek’s ability to “unite” Ireland’s forwards into loving the scrum has transformed their set-piece threat.
Neil Jenkins has described Warren Gatland as “an incredible person” as Wales enter the closing stages of his success-laden coaching reign.
England face Australia in the World Cup quarter-finals in Oita on Saturday.
With the opening stages now complete following Sunday’s games, there is a break in live action as the clean-up operation from Typhoon Hagibis continues.