Saracens - Billy Vunipola

Viliami Vunipola, known by his nickname Billy, has grown into one of the world’s most talented and respected rugby players, and is characterized by his ability to bulldoze through the opposition defensive line and his physicality.
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Date & Place of Birth 11/3/1992
Playing Position No. 8
International Honours England
Height 1.88m
Weight 130kg
Sarries Debut vs London Irish (07/09/13)
Player Sponsor Bernard, Katlyn & Ciara King
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Billy Vunipola
England


Viliami Vunipola, known by his nickname Billy, has grown into one of the world’s most talented and respected rugby players, and is characterized by his ability to bulldoze through the opposition defensive line and his physicality.

 

Coming from a rich vein of rugby talent, his father and uncle both represented Tonga at international level, his cousin is the Welsh international Taulupe Faletau and brother Mako is his team mate with Saracens and England.

 

Winning a scholarship to attend the prestigious Harrow School, Billy progressed to the Wasps Academy, where he made 30 appearances over two seasons with the club, before making the move to Saracens for the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign.

 

An impressive first season in Saracens colours saw him awarded the Premiership Land Rover Discovery of the season award, in a season where Saracens broke the Aviva Premiership record for points accumulated in a regular season.

 

His growing maturity and influence as a player saw him become an integral cog in Sarries’ Premiership and Champions Cup successes, gathering over 75 appearances for the club to date.

 

Billy’s international record makes as pleasing reading as his club form. Representing England at U18 and U20 level, his senior debut came on the 2013 Summer Tour to Argentina, and he has amassed over 30 caps- a number that is only set to rise.

His time with the England set-up has seen him win Six Nations titles, including a Grand Slam, play in the 2016 Summer Tour to Australia, where the Wallabies were defeated 3-0, and be named as one of 3 vice-captains.