Mako Vunipola admits the British & Irish Lions tour took a lot out of him but the prop insists he’s still on a learning curve.
Vunipola, who featured in all three of the Lions’ Tests against Australia, has found himself on the bench for England of late.
But the 23-year-old insists he is still learning his trade – and how to combine international tours with domestic action.
“The biggest thing I’ve learnt this year is about fatigue from summer tours and how difficult it is to perform week-in, week-out,” he said.
“Coming down from the Lions, it takes a lot out of players physically and mentally because you’re away for so long and play so many games.
“It made that first season a lot longer – a year in all – so players are bound to experience a dip in form.”