Saracens - Mako Vunipola

Considered by many as one of the world's leading front row players, Mako Vunipola has cemented himself as a cornerstone for both club and country.
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Date & Place of Birth 1/14/1991
Playing Position Prop
International Honours England U18's, U20's, England, British & Irish Lions
Height 1.55m
Weight 121kg
Sarries Debut vs Bath (10/09/11)
Player Sponsor Cavendish Brooke
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Considered by many as one of the world's leading front row players, Mako Vunipola has cemented himself as a cornerstone for both club and country.

Born in New Zealand but raised in Wales and Gloucestershire, Mako comes from a rich history of rugby, with both his father and uncle having represented Tonga, as well as brother Billy playing alongside him for England and Saracens. He is also the cousin of Welsh international Taulupe Faletau.

Educated at the prestigious Millfield School, he joined Saracens from Bristol Rugby for the 2011/12 season, and has gone from strength to strength with the north London club, amassing well over 100 caps for the club whilst playing an integral role in Saracens’ recent Premiership and Champions Cup successes between 2015 and 2017.

His explosive play in the loose, stable scrummaging and highly impressive defensive work-rate in every game has earned him extensive international recognition. After playing for England’s age groups, he came on as a replacement in the senior side’s game against Fiji in November 2012, making his full senior debut, and has been part of the side that has won back-to-back Six Nations titles.

His incredible club and international form caught the eye of British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, who selected Mako for both the 2013 and 2017 tours.