Billy and Mako Vunipola sign new Saracens contracts
Monday, February 22, 2016
Billy and Mako Vunipola have committed their future to Saracens by signing new contracts with the Aviva Premiership club.
The England internationals have extended their stay at the Premiership champions through to 2019.
Saracens announced the contract extensions on Monday afternoon, following on from new deals for Jamie George and Duncan Taylor.
Loosehead prop Mako, 25, joined Sarries from Bristol in 2011, with brother Billy, 23, following from Wasps two years later.
Since their arrival at Saracens they have claimed their first Aviva Premiership title and become England regulars, with Mako winning 29 caps for his country and Billy 23.
Mako said: “Signing a new contract comes with new responsibility and I am really looking forward to contributing to Saracens in the upcoming years. We’re extremely happy to extend our stay at the club, as we have made so many fantastic memories together already
“One of the most important things is that we’re playing alongside our best mates, week-in-week-out, and the whole culture of the club means it’s a special place to play rugby. I’m delighted to be staying.
Billy added: “We are both delighted to be able to extend our deals. Now is time to build on the work we have already done with Saracens and continue to improve as people and players. We have a lot to look forward to over the rest of the season and beyond. We’re very excited to stay at Saracens.”
Saracens Director of Rugby, Mark McCall, explained: “This is fantastic news for everyone associated with the club. To have two players of the calibre of Mako and Billy commit their futures to Saracens is extremely exciting, as we continue to build a strong squad for the upcoming seasons.”