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New Wales coach Wayne Pivac wants star full-back Liam Williams to play club rugby back home as the Saracens man plots transfer
Williams' Saracens deal runs out in the summer and he faces a stark choice. With 62 caps now he could earn huge sums in France and still play for Wales. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New Wales coach Wayne Pivac (pictured) wants star full-back Liam Williams to come home But Pivac, who has discussed the future with Williams, would prefer if he played in Wales.'From a selfish Welsh point of view I'd love to see him back here in Wales,' said Warren Gatland's successor.
England head coach Eddie Jones says he wants the Saracens players to be "in the right head space" ahead of the Six Nations.
Sarries were fined £5.36m and deducted 35 points for breaching salary cap rules, leaving them 22 points from safety at present.
The Saracens squad contains a number of England players and there were suggestions they could decide not to play in the Six Nations in order to help out their club.
Jones does not believe that will be the case but he is keen to ensure they are properly focused ahead of the championships in February.
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"I've had a chat to Mark McCall (Saracens director of rugby) about it. And he, as I would expect, said there will be no pressure on the players not to play the Six Nations and I believe that," he said.
"But I'll probably catch up to the players early in the new year and just have a chat with them, see where their heads are, because it's a difficult time to them.
"A lot of the other clubs are angry with them, which is quite understandable, but they'll be feeling some sort of pressure and I just need to make sure they're in the right head space to play for England."
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The maximum possible fine and points deduction were approved for breaches during three seasons up to and including the 2018-19 campaign and followed a nine-month investigation.
Despite this, McCall maintains there is a "good buzz in the group" as they continue their battle for survival.
Jones, who says he is friends with Saracens owner Nigel Wray, believes that he would always have the best intentions for the club.
"Well, [the punishment] is what it is," he said. "They think that's the right punishment and if that's the case then, so be it.
"I know Nigel Wray though. He's a good person and a good rugby man and his passion for the sport is outstanding.
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Monty Python's Terry Jones still laughs at his 30-year-old jokes despite dementia
His friend and fellow Python revealed the heartwarming taleMichael, 76, revealed that the chuckling began when he was reading an extract from a book they had written together called Bert Fegg’s Encyclopaedia of All World Knowledge - a sort of “anarchist children’s book”.
"So, maybe as he said, the wrong laws are in place. I don't know. I don't know enough about it and I don't really want to know enough about it because it's not my responsibility, but I know he's a good man."
Jones seeks insight from Premier League bosses
After reaching the Rugby World Cup final in November, Jones has been looking for inspiration from successful coaches in another sport.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have both written books on Jones' reading lists, as well as former Premier League managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp.
Guardiola and Klopp both won silverware last season, with the former winning the Premier League title and the latter lifting the Champions League.
"Well I've read a fair few. I'm quite an avid reader. Read a lot of Pep's books, read Klopp's books recently," said Jones.
"I'm in great admiration of those two guys, how they coach. And again, both have very distinctive styles. Completely opposite styles, but very distinctive styles.
"Alex Ferguson's book I've read, which was a great read and I've been lucky enough to meet him.
"Then I remember in the last World Cup I read Harry Redknapp's book, which was, humorous, very humorous.
"I really enjoyed it. It sort of showed the character, I think, of being a coach in the older era in London."
Jo Wood, 64, parties alongside Tom Jones and Jimmy Tarbuck, 79, as the Seventies' rowdiest revellers return to hedonistic nightclub Tramp for 50th Anniversary Christmas bash .
Jo Wood, 64, who used to frequent the club with her ex-husband Ronnie back in its heyday, dressed to impress in a floor-length red dress for the special occasion. 1/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Time to celebrate! Many of Tramp's and current attendees were at hand on Tuesday evening to celebrate the private members club's golden anniversary including the likes of Jo Wood, singer Tom Jones and comedian Jimmy Tarbuck 2/3 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail Dapper: Jimmy certainly stood out from the crowd in a pair of bright yellow trousers which he wore with a suit
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