Mako Vunipola to return to full strength Saracens squad

Duncan Taylor is Saracens' only fitness doubt to face Munster
Duncan Taylor is Saracens' only fitness doubt to face Munster

England international Mako Vunipola is set to be named in a full-strength Saracens squad when they take on Munster in the European Champions Cup semi-final encounter against Munster.

Vunipola suffered a knee injury during the Aviva Premiership encounter against Harlequins and was forced to miss the clash against Northampton Saints last week.

Apart from Vunipola, Saracens also rested Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Richard Wigglesworth for the clash on Sunday which they went on to win by 25-27 and maintained their position at third.

Saracens rugby director Mark McCall confirmed that all the squad members except Duncan Taylor are available for selection. Taylor who sustained a bruised chest bone has been given time till Thursday to prove his fitness.

"The only new injury that we have is Duncan Taylor. We will give him the next 48 hours to see if he can recover," said McCall.

"We hope that it's just a very bad bruise to his sternum and we'll see whether he can tune that around in four or five days."

The winner of the encounter at Aviva Stadium will take on either Clermont Auvergne or Leinster in the final of this season's European Champions Cup tournament, click here for an example of Munster v Saracens betting odds.