Mako Vunipola fighting fit for Saracens’ Champions Cup rematch with Clermont

Extra conditioning at behest of Eddie Jones has given loosehead prop a keener edge as he prepares to meet the French side his team beat in last year’s final

Mako Vunipola vividly recalls the moment Saracens finally broke Clermont’s resistance in May to ensure they would be keeping hold of the Champions Cup for another year. It was the 72nd minute, when Alex Goode scored the try that put Saracens out of reach and Vunipola remembers it so clearly because he was running on fumes – the petrol warning light, by that stage, had been flashing for a while.

“I looked up at the clock and there were still eight minutes left,” says Vunipola. “I wondered how I was going to last. I remember just how tired I was at that point. It just shows how much you have to work to grind down a team like Clermont because they are never out of the game. It was one of those moments where I felt like we had broken the dam. It was a good feeling. Well, it wasn’t at the time but now, reflecting, it was.”

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