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#billy vunipola

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee
# Stance
# Stance

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee

Aug 19th 2020, 5:31 PM 13,602 Views 28 Comments

The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.

# billy-vunipola - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother

Aug 8th 2020, 11:59 AM 13,234 Views 1 Comment

Billy Vunipola admitted he ‘affected the chemistry’ of the England team during their run to the final in Japan.

# billy-vunipola - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

England star Vunipola 'definitely staying' at Saracens despite relegation
# Commitment
# Commitment

England star Vunipola 'definitely staying' at Saracens despite relegation

Mar 25th 2020, 5:59 PM 5,069 Views 4 Comments

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’
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

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

Feb 20th 2020, 4:16 PM 12,611 Views 11 Comments

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
# Boost
# Boost

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:57 PM 5,982 Views 11 Comments

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
# Scan
# Scan

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

Oct 7th 2019, 9:42 AM 4,882 Views 6 Comments

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
# 8

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

May 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,320 Views 8 Comments

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
# Behemoths
# Behemoths

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

May 11th 2019, 9:58 PM 14,889 Views 30 Comments

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
# Statement
# Statement

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

Apr 24th 2019, 8:00 PM 43,192 Views 95 Comments

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
# On The Box
# On The Box

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 4:58 PM 57,189 Views 73 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
# Cross The Line
# Cross The Line

Munster distance themselves from supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola

Apr 21st 2019, 5:47 PM 14,815 Views 22 Comments

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
# Statement
# Statement

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

Apr 15th 2019, 7:17 PM 9,396 Views 56 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

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

Apr 12th 2019, 1:28 PM 15,348 Views 82 Comments

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
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Vunipola: Mental weakness not an issue for England

Mar 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 3,201 Views 1 Comment

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
# Faith In Farrell
# Faith In Farrell

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

Mar 20th 2019, 12:51 PM 7,260 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Old Rivals
# Old Rivals

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

Jan 18th 2019, 8:48 PM 30,330 Views 16 Comments

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
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

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

Jan 17th 2019, 8:14 PM 4,069 Views 5 Comments

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 V
# Billy V

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

Jan 10th 2019, 4:24 PM 7,171 Views 10 Comments

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
# Premiership
# Premiership

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 4:17 PM 3,674 Views 8 Comments

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
# Casualty Count
# Casualty Count

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

Oct 17th 2018, 6:39 PM 7,748 Views 7 Comments

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
# Leinster
# Leinster

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

Mar 28th 2018, 5:35 PM 10,750 Views 15 Comments

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
# Injury Doubt
# Injury Doubt

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

Mar 20th 2018, 6:26 PM 7,612 Views 13 Comments

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
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

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

Jan 19th 2018, 7:03 PM 4,836 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

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

Sep 24th 2017, 2:57 PM 5,683 Views 5 Comments

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
# Burnout
# Burnout

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

Sep 15th 2017, 1:00 PM 6,490 Views 18 Comments

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
# Eighthman
# Eighthman

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

Jun 4th 2017, 4:30 PM 8,379 Views 11 Comments

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
# No Billy
# No Billy

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

May 22nd 2017, 7:18 PM 13,188 Views 10 Comments

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
# Big Loss
# Big Loss

Blow for the Lions as England star Vunipola forced to withdraw

May 21st 2017, 9:13 PM 15,950 Views 28 Comments

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
# Magic Eight
# Magic Eight

Glimpse of England whiteboard heightens speculation of Billy Vunipola return

Mar 7th 2017, 9:38 PM 10,901 Views 9 Comments

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
# Comeback
# Comeback

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 11:13 AM 4,708 Views 11 Comments

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
# Powerhouse
# Powerhouse

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

Feb 20th 2017, 12:17 PM 5,485 Views 7 Comments

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
# Under The Knife
# Under The Knife

Billy Vunipola in doubt for Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery

Nov 27th 2016, 8:29 PM 6,119 Views 9 Comments

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
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Billy Vunipola wants to make it in the NFL

Nov 5th 2016, 12:25 PM 12,124 Views 10 Comments

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
# Number 1
# Number 1

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

Feb 9th 2016, 8:39 AM 4,019 Views 12 Comments

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
# Mighty 'quin
# Mighty 'quin

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

Sep 28th 2015, 4:57 PM 11,239 Views 23 Comments

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
# Accidental Hero
# Accidental Hero

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

Sep 19th 2015, 8:52 AM 7,814 Views 23 Comments

Billy Vunipola scored on the final play of the game.

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

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

Sep 19th 2015, 8:12 AM 3,912 Views 6 Comments

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
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

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

May 11th 2015, 3:54 PM 5,714 Views 10 Comments

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
# Star Men
# Star Men

5 players who will dominate the Champions Cup this season

Oct 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,080 Views 14 Comments

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
# Ready For Ravenhill?
# Ready For Ravenhill?

Ligament damage rules Vunipola out for remainder of Six Nations

Feb 24th 2014, 7:37 PM 3,606 Views 13 Comments

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

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