Saracens prop Mako Vunipola could hardly hide his delight after being named in the British and Irish Lions squad for the 2013 tour to Australia.
The 22-year-old, who this season has also earned a full call-up to the England side, admitted he was ‘over the moon’ at the news at being included in the touring squad along with club mates Owen Farrell and Matt Stevens.
He said: “I was driving into London when I heard I was called up to the squad and to be quite honest, I screamed when I found out! I was so excited I just kept on screaming!
“I’m so happy to have been given this wonderful chance, and I’m equally delighted that Matt and Owen have been included; they certainly deserve to be on that plane.
“To be in that squad, and have the chance to pull that famous red jersey is such an honour. I’m extremely humbled to have the chance to play alongside some world class players and get to know them on a personal level. I’m really looking forward to the tour and I’m delighted to have been included.”