Sarries an easy choice for Vunisa

Date published: July 15 2015

Italy back row Samuela Vunisa had no hesitation in joining Saracens from Zebre when the offer came along.

The Fijian-born number eight visited the Premiership club's training base in St Albans this week, and will link up with the side after the World Cup.

He will be joined by fellow recruits Michael Rhodes and Joel Conlon, and explained that for him, the opportunity to play for Sarries and live in London was too good to turn down.

"It was an easy decision to join Saracens," said Vunisa. 

"It’s great opportunity for me and my family. I’m from a small island in Fiji, so to be able to live in a big city and play for a club like Saracens is amazing.

"The set-up is really good, very professional and is up there with international standards. I spoke to the trainers and the coaches and the week I spent with the club I was building up to another international camp. The week was great for getting to know the boys, and it was really nice to feel welcomed into the fold.

"To come into a new environment where the professionalism is really high, it’s great to feel included and be welcomed so well. I want to push myself as much as I can and keep on improving. 

"I want to help the club to challenge for honours, and I’ve got to keep working week-in-week-out to that. Hopefully I can play my part later this year."