TRANSFER NEWS | Saracens star Billy Vunipola finally breaks silence on future
England and Saracens star Billy Vunipola has broken his silence on speculation regarding his future.
The Allianz Park-based club will be relegated from the Premiership in June as punishment for repeated breaches of salary cap regulations amid calls for them to be stripped of their titles.
Along with his brother Mako, the number eight had been linked with big money moves to the Top 14 and Super Rugby.
However, he’s now committed himself to Sarries.
“There way I see, it’s part of the journey of the club,” revealed Vunipola on ‘The Lockdown’ with Jim Hamilton.
“Some boys have had to try and further their careers, as they are at the start of their careers. I’m kind of in the middle of it.
“Boys are in different situations, and I can understand that. They’ve got families and things to look after.
“From my point of view, I’m just trying to sit still and play it out, see where we end up next year.
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“I can’t see a negative in it. I’ve haven’t spoken directly to the powers at the top, when it comes to England or at Sarries, as to what will happen in terms of international recognition but if there’s one positive to take out of it, is I hope that my body will take less of a battering.
“With no disrespect to the Championship, it will give my body a chance to heal. I don’t think they play as many games in the Championship. They don’t have Champions Cup or those big games. You (Jim Hamilton) know what it’s like, they just keep coming.
“I’m excited for next year. I reckon I’ll play as much as I can, try to help the team as much as possible and hopefully we’ll come straight back up.”
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