South Africa-born Saracens captain Brad Barritt says the Springboks will need to be wary of ‘freakish’ prop Mako Vunipola during the June Tests.
Vunipola, who has been in sublime form all year, produced another inspired performance as Sarries claimed a memorable victory in the English Premiership final last Saturday.
Barritt told Rugby Pass that he had little doubt that Vunipola would carry this form over to the Test stage in June.
‘Mako is the pinnacle at the moment and without doubt the best prop in the world. His impact on and off the pitch is huge and he is a leader, which makes him even more special and the things he can do are freakish for a loosehead prop.
‘His consistency of performance is unparalleled and to have that many impacts at set piece, ball carrying and tackling puts him on a different page to anyone else. We are very proud to have him in our team and he is someone who drives the club off the field as well as on it, which makes him an unbelievable player.
‘I am sure South Africa will realise that in the first game of the series and it would be naive to think they are not aware of his special talent and what a physical specimen he is. In the last six weeks, he has led this club with his impact on the pitch and been the leader in all parts of the organisation.’
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