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Mark McCall responds to speculation linking him with England and Lions jobs

Mark McCall has in effect ruled himself out of contention to take over as England or Ireland head coach in 2019 and dismissed suggestions he is in the frame to lead the British & Irish Lions on their next tour.

“We have a good thing going on here and sometimes you have to realise when you have a good thing going.” explained McCall


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“Genuinely, and some people don’t believe me, but having done this for a while and being lucky enough to have been at this club at the right time with the squad that we have and the age profile we have got – I want to stay here.

Asked about the Lions job, he added: “I’ve never thought about it. I think they’ve always gone for international coaches and I’m not an international coach. I think there are better people qualified than me to do that job.”

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