Former Burnham players star for England in Six Nations.

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: MAKO Vunipola in action for Burnham in 2009 MAKO Vunipola in action for Burnham in 2009

BRITISH & Irish Lions' prop Mako Vunipola made a huge impact for England during Saturday's 18-13 victory over Ireland at Twickenham.

The former Bristol forward came off the bench to help England secure their second victory of the 2014 Six Nations.

But did you know that both Mako - and his brother Billy Vunipola - who started the game at number eight, used to play club rugby for Burnham.

The giant siblings' uncle, Elisi, is a current member of the Burnham first team squad - and his nephews both represented the club at different levels.

Mako, 23, was a member of the 2013 British & Irish Lions squad - who beat Australia 2-1 in the three-match series last summer. 

Billy Vunipola, 21, made his England debut during their summer tour of Argentina and has since made the number eight position his own with a number of eyecatching performances. 

Pictured is Mako, playing for Burnham in 2009.


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