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Re: 2009 - what changed?
Posted by: beshocked
Date: 18/03/2020 08:57
I wouldn't say that it was just Venter. Saracens started a conveyor belt of coaching talent that day.

A lot of ex players became the back bone of the coaching set up with first Venter at the top then Mccall.


Mark Mccall joined Venter's team as first team coach too then he took over.

Alex Sanderson and Paul Gustard were assistant coaches under this as former players.

These two formed a deadly duo of forwards and defence.

There was also Andy Farrell as assistant coach.

Phil Morrow joined his mate Mccall in 2011 to help with conditioning.

Kevin Sorrell when he retired in 2009/10 became academy coach then eventually became attack coach.


Kevin Sorrell is a very underrated figure who has improved Saracens attacking game.

I would say that itís not really appreciated how much Saracens have done for English rugby coaching in general. Helping ex players to make the transition.

Borthwick joined Saracens as a player in 2008 and had been instrumental as captain.

Also he's made the transition to coaching. I knew that Borthwick would make a very good coach because he's got a good brain.

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