Dec 05, 2014
Sharks clash 'a great opportunity' - B. Vunipola
Billy Vunipola is hoping Saracens can return to winning ways this weekend, as they face Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium in Pool 1 of the ECC.
Vunipola, who missed Saracens defeat away to Exeter Chiefs with a head knock has been named at No.8 in Mark McCall’s side, and is hoping that Saturday’s clash in the North West can reinvigorate their European campaign after a their loss away to Munster in Limerick earlier this season.
Speaking ahead of the game, Vunipola said; “I’m very excited. It’s a big game, and after our loss against Munster it’s important that we get as much as we can from the next few games, and that starts now. After last weekend’s result it’s important that we get back on the horse and that starts against Sale on Saturday.
“It’s a great opportunity for us. It will be great to be back out there, get back to doing what we do best, and get back to playing the way we like to play.
On Saturday’s opponents, Sale Sharks, he added; “They came down to The Stoop and beat Quins, they ran us close when we played them earlier this season - they’re a really good side.
"They’re led by some great coaches in Steve Diamond and Bryan Redpath, and are well-drilled outfit with match winners throughout their side. We’re going to have to be at our best”.