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#billy vunipola

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

England star Vunipola 'definitely staying' at Saracens despite relegation

The reigning Premiership champions will be relegated from the top-flight at the end of the campaign.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 20 February, 2020

‘Ireland are groping around a bit in the dark searching for cohesion’

Andy Dunne and Murray Kinsella examine the key issues in forensic detail ahead of this Sunday’s showdown in Twickenham between Ireland and England.

# billy-vunipola - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Vunipola 'very likely' to line out for England against Australia

The number eight has returned to full training and England are confident he’ll be ruled fit for Saturday morning’s clash.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 7 October, 2019

Vunipola 'walking around' and all smiles but full prognosis not expected until Tuesday

The big number eight was substituted at half-time of England’s victory over Argentina after twisting his ankle.

# billy-vunipola - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field' 8

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field'

Billy Vunipola was excellent as Saracens claimed the Champions Cup against Leinster.

# billy-vunipola - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'They’re big, big men. Very big men' - Saracens' power comes to the fore

Mark McCall’s side came out on top of the collisions against Leinster.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

BT Sport 'regret' that stance on Billy Vunipola was misinterpreted by 'some viewers' during broadcast

The broadcaster has released a statement to The42, in which it defends its coverage of the controversial Saracens player.

# billy-vunipola - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments

Meanwhile, Paul Merson serves up the best bit of telly all week.

# billy-vunipola - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Munster distance themselves from supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola

An irate Munster fan got past security to confront the Saracens number eight yesterday.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 15 April, 2019

Saracens 'formally warned' Vunipola over his defence of Isreal Folau on social media

The England player says his ‘intention was never to cause suffering’.

# billy-vunipola - Friday 12 April, 2019

Vunipola defends under-fire Israel Folau following controversial social media posts

A statement from Saracens says that the England player’s post is ‘inconsistent’ with the club’s values, and they will be handling the matter internally.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Eddie Jones says psychology has been an issue for England since the last World Cup, but Billy Vunipola sees it differently.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'One bad half and now everyone's questioning' - Vunipola defends captain Farrell

Owen Farrell has come in for criticism since the draw with Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it’s unwarranted.

# billy-vunipola - Friday 18 January, 2019

'This is the first game but there's an extra layer because it's Ireland'

Billy Vunipola says England are ‘quietly confident’ as they prepare for their opening Six Nations game in Dublin.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Vunipola backs Farrell to 'lead by example' in solo leadership role after Hartley absence

Billy Vunipola believes Owen Farrell can thrive as captain in the absence of Dylan Hartley during the Six Nations.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 10 January, 2019

'I hope it will go away': England star admits fear on injury return

Billy Vunipola has missed 47 weeks through injury since September 2017.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 3 January, 2019

England duo Vunipola and Launchbury to make long-awaited injury returns

Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with both players returning for their clubs this weekend.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

England's injury crisis worsens ahead of November internationals as Saracens duo sidelined

Mako Vunipola will be out of action for six weeks while lock Nick Isiekwe has been ruled out for two months.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Billy Vunipola ruled out of Champions Cup quarter-final with Leinster

While Owen Farrell is 50/50 for the game.

# billy-vunipola - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Vunipola in race to be fit for Saracens' Champions Cup showdown with Leinster

The number eight is recovering from an arm injury.

# billy-vunipola - Friday 19 January, 2018

Luckless Vunipola adds to England's injury woe as he's ruled out for 12 weeks

The number eight broke his arm playing for Saracens last week.

# billy-vunipola - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Billy Vunipola's Six Nations in doubt after undergoing knee surgery

The England and Saracans number eight is expected to be out for the next four months.

# billy-vunipola - Friday 15 September, 2017

Vunipola warns that players could strike over rugby's punishing schedule

The Saracens and England player missed the recent British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand through injury.

# billy-vunipola - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match

The Welsh number eight was outstanding against the NZ Provincial Barbarians.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 22 May, 2017

Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality

With Billy Vunipola missing, Stander will compete with Taulupe Faletau for the eight shirt.

# billy-vunipola - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Blow for the Lions as England star Vunipola forced to withdraw

The Saracens number eight requires treatment on a recurring shoulder injury.

# billy-vunipola - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Glimpse of England whiteboard heightens speculation of Billy Vunipola return

The number eight got through 72 minutes for Saracens over the weekend.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Boost for England as Billy Vunipola set for return to club action this weekend

The number eight could well feature against Ireland in this year’s Six Nations after all.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 20 February, 2017

Billy Vunipola admits he 'probably won't make' Six Nations finale against Ireland

The Saracens back row was the a clear key to England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones last year.

# billy-vunipola - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Billy Vunipola in doubt for Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery

The bruising number eight tore cartilage during the win against Argentina.

# billy-vunipola - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Billy Vunipola wants to make it in the NFL

Vunipola is a key part of England’s rugby union side but has his eye on an NFL career at in the future.

# billy-vunipola - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Jones: Billy Vunipola can be the best number 8 in the world

A key player in last week’s Six Nations win over Scotland, Billy Vunipola has impressed Eddie Jones.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 28 September, 2015

Billy Vunipola out of the World Cup, replaced by 37-year-old Nick Easter

Lancaster will go in against Australia with Wood, Robshaw and Ben Morgan.

# billy-vunipola - Saturday 19 September, 2015

England's final try hero didn't know that bonus points counted in the World Cup

Billy Vunipola scored on the final play of the game.

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Miss last night's Rugby World Cup opener? Watch all of the tries here

England took maximum points in a 35-11 win.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 11 May, 2015

English rugby is a young man's game judging by the Premiership Player of the Season shortlist

At 23, Jonathan Joseph is the oldest man on the list.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

5 players who will dominate the Champions Cup this season

We’ve picked out players from Toulon, Munster, Northampton, Saracens and Leinster as influential figures.

# billy-vunipola - Monday 24 February, 2014

Ligament damage rules Vunipola out for remainder of Six Nations

The Saracens number eight’s new focus will be regaining fitness in time to face Ulster in the Heineken Cup.

# billy-vunipola - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Ireland have a plan to cope with Billy Vunipola, but expect 'something special' on Murphy debut

The Saracens number eight will attract some extra attention from Irish defenders this Saturday.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Scout's report: Saracens in rude health ahead of Connacht clash

Mark McCall’s side have started the season with five wins from five games in the Premiership.

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