Saracens have signed one of the brightest talents in English rugby, Mako Vunipola.
The 20-year old has made 33 competitive appearances, scoring 5 tries. Vunipola has also represented England at U18s and U20s level, helping the national side to a Grand Slam in the 2011 6 Nations tournament. He will join Saracens in the summer.
Bristol Chief-executive Steve Gorvett said: “While we are sorry to see Mako go, we wish him the very best for the future and thank him for his hard work during his time at Bristol.”
Mark McCall, Director of Rugby, said: “Mako is already rated as one of the outstanding players of his generation, and he has been actively pursued by many Premiership clubs. We are delighted he has chosen to join Saracens, and we look forward to helping him fulfil his immense potential, on and off the field.”
Vunipola said: “I have enjoyed my time at Bristol, but the opportunity to join one of the top clubs in the country is very exciting. From the unity and spirit within their squad, from the unique way they look after players and families, and from the way they are developing so many young English players, everyone can see there is something very special happening at Saracens and I am looking forward to being part of it.”