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Vunipola Brothers Sign Lengthy Contract Extensions With Saracens

England internationals Mako and Billy Vunipola have signed new four-year contracts with Premiership champions Saracens.

Prop Mako, 27, joined the club from Bristol in 2011, with his brother, 25-year-old number eight Billy, moving from Wasps two years later.

“It’s pleasing to get the opportunity to play here at a great club where I’ve spent most of my adult years,” Mako told

“We’re very lucky a lot of us have grown up together and genuinely consider each other family.”

The pair have played a major role in Saracens’ recent success, winning three Premiership titles and two European Cups in the past four years.

Mako has made 144 appearances for the club while Billy has played 85 times.

They are the latest players to commit their futures to the club following new deals for Brad Barritt, Juan Figallo, Vincent Koch, George Kruis and Duncan Taylor.

“I’m very happy to be staying here,” said Billy. “It was a straightforward decision — it was always about how I enjoyed being around the club and the boys.”

England player of the year Mako has won 51 international caps and was also a member of the British and Irish Lions squads that toured in 2013 and 2017, while Billy has represented his country 36 times.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Mako and Billy have both made outstanding contributions to Saracens over a number of years.

“They’ve played a very significant role in the development of the group both on and off the field and naturally we’re thrilled they’ve committed their future to the club for another four years.”

jw/mw (Additional editing by Sean McMahon)

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