Wednesday 16 August 2017

'Everyone hates us on the outside but we don’t care' - Brilliant Billy Vunipola hungry for more success

Dublin , Ireland - 22 April 2017; Billy Vunipola of Saracens celebrates after his side's second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final match between Munster and Saracens at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Dublin , Ireland - 22 April 2017; Billy Vunipola of Saracens celebrates after his side's second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final match between Munster and Saracens at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
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Billy Vunipola is hungry for more success with Saracens after seeing off Munster in the Champions Cup semi-final - but the star back row was also hankering for an evening meal after the clash at the Aviva Stadium.

The England international gave a powerful performance at the back of the Saracens scrum as the European champions moved into this year's decider after running out 26-10 winners against Munster.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Vunipola let it be known that he was starving after his day's work.

“I’ve been saving myself for a Burger King or a Nandos," Vunipola said.

"I’m hungry and thirsty. We all want to do so well. It’s a great way to finish off a big week for these players."

Vunipola, who was selected in Warren Gatland's Lions squad during the week, added that he didn't mind whether Saracens played Leinster or Clermont in the Champions Cup final.

“Our past experiences of losing, and being in situations we couldn’t get out of, have helped us and we are willing to fight. Intrinsically we are ready to fight because we have been before.

“Everyone hates us on the outside but we don’t care but inside we feel the love between us all.

"Just like life, it is a rollercoaster.

“We had to emerge from a period of pressure, to stay ahead of that yellow card and we knew the coin would turn. Who we play in the final is out of our control. We just want to get better.”

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