By Chris Foy for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:37 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 22:40 BST, 3 May 2019
Saracens are ready to unleash another Vunipola for a Premiership debut on Saturday, after fly-half Manu — cousin of Mako and Billy — was named as a replacement for the champions’ clash with Exeter.
The 18-year-old playmaker has represented England Under 20s this season, while enhancing his rapid development with appearances in the Premiership Cup. Now a first league appearance beckons, as Saracens have opted to rest most of their leading lights in readiness for next Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster in Newcastle.
Manu was born in Auckland and was previously on the books at Bath, before joining Saracens in 2014. The former 1st XV captain at Harrow School spent time on loan at Bishop’s Stortford last year. He is the son of Elisi Vunipola, who played 41 times for Tonga and was involved in the 1995 and 1999 World Cups.
Saracens are ready to unleash Manu Vunipola for a Premiership debut on Saturday
Elisi’s brother, Fe’ao, is the father of influential England forwards Mako and Billy Vunipola. With those two already well established as multi