Mar 03, 2015
Vunipola hails Vunisa addition
Saracens and England back rower Billy Vunipola has hailed the signing of Italian international, Samuela Vunisa.
Vunipola faced the Fijian born Italian loose forward in England’s recent 47-17 win against the Azzuri at Twickenham Stadium, and lined up against the Zebre man during Saracens 2013/14 European Cup campaign.
Reacting to the announcement that the former Taranaki back row star will link up with Saracens for the 2015/16 season, Billy Vunipola said: “He’s an international quality player and will add a lot to our squad. Not just on the pitch but off the pitch - he’s a really nice guy.
“Samu came into the England dressing room after we played against Italy and met a few of the Sarries lads - he’s a really down to earth guy. He is really excited to be joining us and I think he’s looking forward to getting his teeth into a new challenge.
“He’s a very mobile and strong back rower. He’s very quick, he showed that when we played against Zebre last season and in the game we played against Italy that he can really pack a punch. When he came on quite early in that game at Twickenham, he made a few busts, and a few breaks."
He added: “We can definitely benefit from the power Samu brings to the game. I think he can be a quality addition for us.”