Saracens - McCall nominated for Director of Rugby of the Season

May 15, 2019

McCall nominated for Director of Rugby of the Season


Mark McCall is one of five who have been shortlisted for the Ricoh Director of Rugby of the Season award.

The Saracens DoR led Sarries to their third Heineken Champions Cup on the weekend and the club also have another home semi-final in the Gallagher Premiership to look forward to. 

Gloucester’s Johan Ackermann, Rob Baxter of Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears chief Pat Lam and Northampton Saints’ Chris Boyd are also nominated.

While McCall and Baxter have won this accolade before – the former on three occasions – Ackermann, Boyd and Lam are all looking to take home the prize for the first time.

While nearly 4,000 fans voted through the official Premiership Rugby app, the judging panel was completed by Nick Mullins (BT Sport), Alastair Eykyn (BT Sport), Mick Cleary (The Daily Telegraph), Sarah Mockford (Rugby World), Robert Kitson (The Guardian), Chris Jones (BBC 5 Live), Owen Slot (The Times) and Tom Hamilton (ESPN), with Premiership Rugby Communications Director Paul Morgan chairing the panel.

Along with the winner of the Ricoh Director of the Season, the winners of the following awards will also be announced at the 2019 Premiership Rugby Awards, presented by Gallagher:

  • Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Season
  • Land Rover Discovery of the Season
  • BT Sport Dream Team
  • Gallagher Community Player of the Season
  • Premiership Rugby 7s Player of the Season
  • Top Try Scorer of the Season
  • Gilbert Golden Boot
  • Citizen Try of the Season

The winners at the 2019 Premiership Rugby Awards, presented by Gallagher, will be announced first on Twitter via the @premrugby account. Use hashtag #PremRugbyAwards to join the conversation.

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