Mark McCall nominated for Director of Rugby of the Season
Premiership Rugby have announced the four-man shortlist for the Director of Rugby of the Season, presented by London Pride.
The shortlist is as follows:
Phil Dowson – Northampton Saints
Mark McCall – Saracens
Alex Sanderson – Sale Sharks
Richard Wigglesworth – Leicester Tigers
Renowned journalist and BT Sport commentator Alastair Eykyn was on the seven-person judging panel and said:
"Whilst there are phenomenal coaches doing terrific jobs throughout the Gallagher Premiership this season, it was hard to look past the Directors of Rugby from the sides who finished in the elusive top four positions and now take their sides into the all-important semi-finals.
"Mark, Alex and Phil have been exceptional leading their sides throughout the 2022/23 campaign and Richard of course has done wonders at Tigers since retiring as a player and taking the helm from now England Head Coach Steve Borthwick. The four of them are incredibly deserving of their nominations for this award."