Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has broken his silence four days after Saracens were found guilty by Premiership Rugby of breaking the salary cap.
McCall finally fronted up ahead of Saracens clash with Gloucester on Saturday after he and club captain Brad Barritt missed the launch of the Heineken Cup.
Here is what he had to say:
"It has been a really challenging week as you can imagine. I am thrilled with how the players and staff have rallied during the week and gotten on with the task at hand which is all we can do.
"This group, in particular, have shown a lot of grit and toughness over the last four weeks and we are going to have to show that today."
When asked did he as director of rugby ever question whether the club were over the salary cap, McCall maintained he could not answer that.\
"I understand why you are asking me that question but hopefully, you understand the club are appealing the decision and in those circumstances, it is probably not right for me to add to what has already been released by the club."
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Saracens' Director of Rugby Mark McCall addresses the salary cap breach for the first time. pic.twitter.com/CN2wTZDfLD