According to Saracens boss Mark McCall, England international Billy Vunipola did not train during the week ahead of the Premiership final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the BBC report.

The 25-year-old scored Sarries’ first try in the final and McCall’s side went on to record an impressive 27-10 victory over holders Exeter, securing their third title in four seasons.

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However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for McCall and Vunipola, with McCall admitting after all eyes were on the back-row during the warm-up due to an ongoing hamstring injury.

It was an interesting warm-up, to say the least. The coaches had all eyes on Billy. But he came through fine and did pretty well, to be honest. With a weakness in your hamstring, it’s normally best to give an injury like that as many days as possible.

75,128 were in attendance at Twickenham to watch the top two teams collide, with Billy Vunipola’s brother Mako, putting in a man of the match display in the front row for Saracens.

Saracens finished the regular season eight points behind league winners Exeter, however, the win for Saracens on Saturday saw them make it seven straight league wins with an impressive points total of 325 during the seven fixtures.