Mark McCall has been handed a new contract as Saracens director of rugby which will see the Ulsterman remain at the north London club until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The 45-year-old is joined by forwards coaches Alex Sanderson and Paul Gustard, as well as kicking coach Dan Vickers and backs coach Kevin Sorrell, who have also been given new deals until 2015.

McCall joined the Men in Black at the start of the 2009/10 season as first team coach before becoming director of rugby in January 2011.

Chairman Nigel Wray told the official website: “Mark has provided outstanding service for the past three and a half years, and we are delighted he has agreed to continue his excellent work.

"He leads a strong and talented coaching team with great skill and fantastic commitment, and we are very confident he will continue to guide and inspire the development of the squad.”