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Mako and Billy Vunipola sign new Saracens contracts

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England internationals Mako and Billy Vunipola have signed new Saracens contracts that keep them at the Aviva Premiership club until 2019.

Loose-head Mako and No.8 Billy have established themselves as key members of Saracens' squad and have featured in both of Eddie Jones' England teams so far.

With Mako aged 25 and Billy 23, they have plenty of years left at the top of the game and Saracens boss Mark McCall is delighted with their decision.

"This is fantastic news for everyone associated with the club," McCall said. "To have two players of the calibre of Mako and Billy commit their futures to Saracens is extremely exciting, as we continue to build a strong squad for the upcoming seasons.

"We have a great blend of youth and experience at the club and what has been great is for us to witness the progression of both of them from promising youngsters to two of the world's best in their respective positions.

"They also contribution off the field is equally as important and we're delighted to keep them at the club."

Mako added: "Signing a new contract comes with new responsibility and I am really looking forward to contributing to Saracens in the upcoming years.

"We're extremely happy to extend our stay at the club, as we have made so many fantastic memories together already. One of the most important things is that we're playing alongside our best mates, week-in-week-out, and the whole culture of the club means it's a special place to play rugby. I'm delighted to be staying."

Billy commented: "We are both delighted to be able to extend our deals. Now is time to build on the work we have already done with Saracens and continue to improve as people and players.

"We have a lot to look forward to over the rest of the season and beyond. We're very excited to stay at Saracens."