Johnston and Vunipola join Saracens

Number Eight Tongan Billy Vunipola attacks from the base of the scrum. Photo: Planet Rugby

Number Eight Tongan Billy Vunipola attacks from the base of the scrum. Photo: Planet Rugby

Saracens have announced the signings of Harlequins prop James Johnston and Wasps number eight Billy Vunipola.

Samoan international Johnston follows in the footsteps of his brother Census who previously played for the club, whilst Vunipola links up with brother Mako and is set to train with England in the coming weeks.

The club have also announced 12 contract extensions ahead of next season, including exciting prospect Will Fraser.

“Saracens is pleased to announce a dozen players have committed their future to the club,” said a club statement.

“The following players have seen something special happening in north London and agreed new contracts: Richard Wigglesworth, Mako Vunipola, David Strettle, Eoin Sherriff, Will Fraser, Ben Spencer, Nils Mordt, Duncan Taylor, Ben Ransom and James Short.

“In addition James Johnston, tighthead prop, and Billy Vunipola, the No.8, have both signed long-term contracts with Saracens.”

  • Planet Rugby

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