Saracens head coach Mark McCall has revealed the intention to give England stars Maro Itoje and Jamie George breaks following Six Nations and Champions Cup play-offs.
McCall revealed to Chris Jones of the BBC that Mako Vunipola spent most of last week in Tenerife before returning to the bench for Saracens last weekend against Harlequins.
The Saracens Director of Rugby has also revealed that Itoje and George will receive similar breaks in the coming weeks.
McCall stated: "Our job is to make sure we manage them physically and emotionally."
Welcome news for both players, coaches and fans alike, with the England trio undertaking a significant workload over the last two seasons with England, the British and Irish Lions and Saracens.
McCall's statement comes following widespread criticism of the volume of game time England's players undertake compared to their Celtic counterparts. Every member of England's starting XV from loss during the final round of the Six Nations against Ireland returned to Premiership action the following weekend, with the exception of the injured and ill.
Anthony Watson, Owen Farrell, George Kruis and Dylan Hartley were all unavailable to their respective sides last weekend.
Farrell missed Saracens victory over Harlequins last weekend with a quad strain and currently has a "50-50" chance to return for his side’s Champions Cup Quarter-final against Leinster in Dublin this weekend.