Mako Vunipola

Born: January 1, 1991 (age 26)

Weight: 20st 7lb (130kg)

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Position: Loosehead prop
Team: Saracens
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
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Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
British and Irish Lions name unchanged XV for New Zealand series decider
The British and Irish Lions name an unchanged team for the first time since 1993 for Saturday's third and decisive Test against New Zealand.
Jul 5, 20:48
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour opener
Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
England welcome back Vunipola brothers ahead of Italy clash
Mako Vunipola is named in England's enlarged 28-man group for the meeting with Italy, while brother Billy Vunipola joins up with the squad to be fully assessed.
Feb 20, 21:38
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Mako Vunipola left out of England training squad ahead of Italy match
There is no place for Mako Vunipola in England's training squad ahead of the Six Nations meeting with Italy, but Anthony Watson has overcome an injury to feature.
Feb 13, 21:02
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Mako Vunipola a doubt for Six Nations with knee injury
England prop Mako Vunipola could miss the Six Nations after suffering suspected knee ligament damage during Saracens' Champions Cup win over Sale Sharks.
Dec 24, 16:00
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Result: England seal 3-0 series whitewash over Australia in Sydney
England seal a 3-0 series whitewash over Australia with a 44-40 triumph in Sydney.
Jun 25, 13:06
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Mako Vunipola wary of Australia scrum
England prop Mako Vunipola admits that he is wary of Australia's scrum ahead of the first Test of their summer tour Down Under.
Jun 8, 22:18
Owen Farrell majestically hoists the trophy aloft after the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs on May 28, 2016
Result: Saracens retain Premiership title with win over Exeter Chiefs
Saracens retain the Premiership title with a 28-20 win over Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham.
May 28, 16:52
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with Saracens
Saracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
England's Joe Marler drops out for trip to Paris
Prop Joe Marler will start England's final Six Nations encounter of 2016 against France in Paris among the replacements.
Mar 17, 10:11
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje to make full England debut
With Joe Launchbury ruled out by a hamstring injury, Maro Itoje will make his full England debut against Ireland on Saturday.
Feb 25, 10:11
Billy Vunipola of Saracens is stopped by Julien Marchand during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Toulouse at Allianz Park on November 14, 2015 in Barnet, England.
Billy, Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions with Saracens
Saracens pair Billy and Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions until 2019.
Feb 22, 16:10
Jonathan Joseph goes over for his hat-trick during the Six Nations game between Italy and England on February 14, 2016
Result: Jonathan Joseph hat-trick guides England to win over Italy
Jonathan Joseph scores a second-half hat-trick to help England to a 40-9 victory over Italy in their Six Nations clash at the Stadio Olimpico.
Feb 14, 15:48
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
England make three changes for Six Nations clash against Italy
England head coach Eddie Jones makes three changes for Sunday's Six Nations clash against Italy, introducing Mako Vunipola, Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs.
Feb 12, 10:11
Billy Vunipola of Saracens is stopped by Julien Marchand during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Toulouse at Allianz Park on November 14, 2015 in Barnet, England.
Result: Owen Farrell inspires Saracens to victory against Toulouse
Saracens get off the mark in their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign by defeating Toulouse 32-7 in their opener at Allianz Park.
Nov 14, 19:31
Anthony Watson of England scores the first try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Nick Easter puts England in control
Nick Easter scores two tries to lead England to a 21-3 lead over Uruguay at half time in their final match at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 10, 20:52
Bath's English centre Sam Burgess looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Bath and Montpellier at the Recreation Ground in Bath, south west England on December 12, 2014
Sam Burgess handed England starting berth
Sam Burgess is named in England's starting lineup to face France at Twickenham on Saturday.
Aug 10, 17:04
England's Alex Corbisiero during a training session on November 4, 2013
Alex Corbisiero: 'I'm hungrier than ever to succeed with England'
Alex Corbisiero is relishing the chance to battle for a starting spot in England's World Cup squad after missing out on the Six Nations earlier this year.
Jul 11, 14:14
Alex Goode of Saracens catches the ball as George Pisi challenges during the Aviva Premiership play off semi final match between Northampton Saints and Saracens at Franklin's Gardens on May 23, 2015
Result: Saracens gain Northampton Saints revenge to reach Aviva Premiership final
Saracens beat defending champions Northampton Saints 29-24 at Franklin's Gardens to reach the Aviva Premiership final.
May 23, 16:02
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Heineken Cup Quarter-Final match between Ulster and Saracens at Ravenhill on April 5, 2014
Result: Saracens qualify for the playoffs with massive win over London Welsh
Chris Ashton scores four tries as Saracens thrash London Welsh to qualify for the Aviva Premiership playoffs.
May 16, 17:19
Billy Vunipola of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on April 13, 2014
Vunipola brothers sign new "multi-year" Saracens contracts
Saracens pair Mako Vunipola and Billy Vunipola pen "multi-year" contract extensions with the club.
Apr 29, 12:43
Chris Ashton (C) of Saracens is congratulated by teammate Neil de Kock (R) of Saracens after scoring his team's second try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Harlequins at Wembley Stadium on March 28, 2015
Result: Chris Wyles, Chris Ashton lead Saracens to win over Harlequins
Chris Ashton and Chris Wyles each score two tries to lead Saracens to a 42-14 win over Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership at Wembley.
Mar 28, 17:16
Wasps director of football Dai Young during his team's match against Worcester Warriors on March 1, 2013
Dai Young: Wasps, Saracens "a massive game"
Wasps rugby director Dai Young says that Sunday's Aviva Premiership match against Saracens is "a massive game".
Mar 7, 15:00
Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks converts a try against Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks at the Sixways Stadium, on February 22, 2014
Danny Cipriani, Nick Easter named in England training squad for Six Nations
Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter return to the England training squad for the Six Nations.
Jan 21, 11:06
Saracens player Alex Goode makes a break during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Saracens at Kingsholm Stadium on January 9, 2015
Result: James Hook penalty gives Gloucester last-minute win over Saracens
James Hook kicks the winning points in the last minute to give Gloucester a 24-23 win over Saracens.
Jan 9, 22:02
David Strettle of Saracens breaks through to score a try during the Aviva Premiership between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park on May 3, 2014
Result: David Strettle leads Saracens to win
David Strettle scores two tries to lead Saracens to a 22-6 win over London Irish in the Aviva Premiership.
Jan 3, 15:53
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Mako Vunipola looking to put injury hell behind him
Mako Vunipola insists that he has no intention of thinking "too far ahead" having made his return from injury earlier this month for Saracens.
Dec 31, 08:15
Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens on the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens at Kingston Park on April 20, 2014
Result: Saracens crush London Welsh
Richard Wigglesworth scores a hat-trick while Mako Vunipola scores twice as Saracens cruise to a 78-7 win over London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.
Dec 20, 17:08
Alistair Hargreaves of Saracens takes on the Sale Sharks defence during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Sale Sharks at Allianz Park on December 13, 2014
Result: Saracens clinch win over Sale Sharks
Saracens move to the top of their European Rugby Champions Cup pool with a 28-15 win over Sale Sharks.
Dec 13, 19:07
Saracens' Owen Farrell celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third try against Clermont Auvergne during the Heineken Cup semi-final match on April 26, 2014
Result: Saracens narrowly beat Sale Sharks
Saracens edge out Sale Sharks for their second win of the campaign in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Dec 6, 14:53
Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon kicks a penalty during the Heineken Cup pool 2 match between Cardiff Blues and Toulon at Cardiff Arms Park on October 19, 2013
Jonny Wilkinson: 'Rugby isn't getting more dangerous'
Jonny Wilkinson insists that rugby union isn't getting more dangerous despite the abundance of injuries currently hindering England's autumn campaign.
Oct 3, 20:37
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Double injury blow for England ahead of internationals
Dan Cole and Mako Vunipola are likely to miss England's November internationals through injury.
Aug 28, 08:27
Billy Vunipola of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on April 13, 2014
Mako Vunipola, Owen Farrell doubtful for Saracens
Saracens duo Mako Vunipola and Owen Farrell are both injury doubts for next Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Northampton Saints.
May 25, 12:03
England's Manusamoa Tuilagi celebrates after scoring a try against Italy during the Six Nations match on March 15, 2014
Result: England thrash Italy to keep title hopes alive
England score seven tries in an emphatic 52-11 win over Italy in the Six Nations.
Mar 15, 14:26
Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Luther Burrell, Jack Nowell to make England debuts against France
England head coach Stuart Lancaster hands debuts to Luther Burrell and Jack Nowell for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France in Paris.
Jan 30, 10:14
Toulouse's Jean-Marc Doussain is tackled by Saracens players during their Heineken Cup match on January 12, 2014
Result: Toulouse march into last eight
Jean-Marc Doussain fires 21 points as Toulouse secures a 21-11 win over Saracens to book a quarter-final spot in the Heineken Cup.
Jan 12, 16:46
Schalk Brits of Saracens scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Saracens at Sixways Stadium on December 28, 2013
Result: Saracens too strong for Worcester Warriors
Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens ease to a win over bottom side Worcester Warriors at Sixways.
Dec 28, 17:09
England's Alex Corbisiero during a training session on November 4, 2013
England prop Alex Corbisiero among trio ruled out for New Zealand clash
England trio Alex Corbisiero, Marland Yarde and Christian Wade to miss Saturday's QBE international clash against New Zealand.
Nov 12, 19:08
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
Mako Vunipola sidelined for England
England prop Mako Vunipola is sidelined for Saturday's clash against New Zealand due to a knee injury.
Nov 11, 13:32
Matt Mullan of London Wasps poses for a portrait during the photocall held at the Wasps training ground on September 3, 2013
England call up Matt Mullan as cover
Matt Mullan is called up by England as cover for the injured Mako Vunipola.
Nov 11, 06:34