Billy Vunipola and Mako Vunipola sign new deals with Saracens | Rugby Union News

Billy and Mako Vunipola have teamed up and pledged their future to the Premiership; Saracens’ rugby director Mark McCall said: “In their own unique way, they have been instrumental in how we have grown and progressed and have been key figures in the club’s success.”

Last updated: 24/12/21 11:14


Mako (L) and Billy (R) Vunipola have extended their stays at StoneX Stadium

Billy and Mako Vunipola have both signed new contracts with the Saracens.

The brothers, who have been instrumental in the success of the Saracens over the past decade, have dedicated their future to the club.

Billy, 29, joined in 2013 and won four Premiership titles and three European crowns, amassing 135 appearances for Sarries.

The number 8 also has 61 England appearances and distinguished himself during Eddie Jones’ tenure leading the national team.

Mako, 30, arrived in 2011 and amassed 187 games with the Saracens, having played a key role in those seven great honors.

Brothers Mako (C) and Billy Vunipola (R) have been England regulars since their debut in 2012 and 2013

Brothers Mako (C) and Billy Vunipola (R) have been England regulars since their debut in 2012 and 2013

He has played for England 67 times, and has also been on three British and Irish Lions tours and amassed nine test appearances against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on 2013, 2017 and 2021 tours.

Billy said: “I am very happy to extend my stay with the boys! I want to leave the club and the shirt in a better place than when I joined, I am so proud to represent Saracens Rugby Club.”

Mako added: “I loved my time at the club and I couldn’t be happier to have signed. We have achieved some special things over the past 10 years and I am motivated to help the club get back to the top in the next few years.”

Saracens rugby director Mark McCall said: “Everyone involved with the Saracens will be thrilled that Mako and Billy have chosen to extend their time at the club.

“In their own unique way, they have been instrumental in how we have grown and progressed and have been key figures in the success the club has enjoyed.

McCall added of the two England forwards: “Mako is a world-class operator, with an incredible skill set and an innate understanding of the game. His competitive spirit and leadership have helped drive the standards within the game. team and has the desire and determination to take his game and that of the team to new heights for years to come.

“Billy’s level of performance for nearly a decade at the club has been astounding and he has shown great resilience and perseverance to overcome a series of serious injury setbacks during that time. He is very influential on and off the pitch and has a great feeling for it. that the group needs at any given time.

“We are grateful to Mako and Billy for the loyalty they have shown to the club.”

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