Vunipola brothers to make former Pooler forward Fe'ao proud
6:02am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in Sport
File photo dated 10/03/2013 of England's Mako Vunipola (right) being tackled by Italy's Alessandro Zanni. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 30, 2013. Mako Vunipola has been named in the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour o
EVENTS at Twickenham will make ex-Pontypool forward Fe'ao Vunipola a proud man this afternoon, writes Chris Kirwan.
The former Tonga international's sons Mako, 22, and Billy, 20, have been selected in the England XV to take on Australia at Twickenham (kick-off 2.30pm).
Loosehead prop Mako, who starred for the British and Irish Lions alongside cousin Toby Faletau, and number eight Billy played for New Panteg before the family moved to England.
They have both impressed for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership to get the nod against the Wallabies in London - the first time that they have played international rugby together.
"It's only just sinking in," said Fe'ao, who also played for Caerphilly and Pontypridd. "I feel overjoyed and over the moon for their accomplishment.
"Once they got through England Under-18s and Under-20s I knew they were on the right pathway to achieve the full England rugby standards. With the help of coaches they have come through.
"It will be special for all those people that have helped them along and their loved ones back home (in Tonga).
"My family have all prayed for them to reach the pinnacle of their career, which is to play for England."
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