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Billy Vunipola Regrets How His Comments Impacted His Teammates

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Billy Vunipola has admitted that he feels regret for how his controversial comments which he made in April affected his Saracens teammates.  Vunipola was the subject of a warning from the RFU after the England number eight defended Israel Folau’s anti-homosexual views on social media. Vunipola wrote on Instagram: “There just comes a point when you insult what I grew …

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Munster Ban Supporter From Home Games After Billy Vunipola Incident

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Munster Rugby have confirmed that they have banned a supporter from attending future games at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park.  The supporter confronted Billy Vunipola after Munster’s loss to Saracens in the semi-final of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry two weeks ago. At the time, the supporter was detained by stadium authorities but released …

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Munster Release Statement On Spectator Who Confronted Billy Vunipola

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Munster Rugby have released a statement on the spectator who entered the pitch after the full-time whistle to confront Billy Vunipola.  Munster exited the Heineken Champions Cup at the semi-final stage when they lost 32-16 to Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday afternoon. Much of the reaction to that loss has centred around Vunipola and the booing …

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Watch: “I Believe What I Believe In” – Billy Vunipola Post-Match Interview

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Billy Vunipola insists that it was never his intention to hurt anyone when he backed Israel Folau’s controversial anti-homosexual social media comments.  Vunipola put in a man-of-the-match performance during Saracens’ 32-16 victory over Munster in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon. BT Sport’s Austin Healey named Vunipola man-of-the-match and consequently, a post-match television interview …

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EPCR Release Statement After Supporter Confronts Billy Vunipola

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Sean McMahon reporting from the Ricoh Arena  EPCR have released a statement after a fan confronted Billy Vunipola when the England star was completing his lap of honour after Saracens’ 32-16 victory over Munster in today’s semi-final of the Heineken Champions Cup.  The fan, wearing a Munster jersey, approached Vunipola and EPCR have condemned the incident. “EPCR does not condone …

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Billy Vunipola Given Formal Warning By RFU Over Israel Folau Support

England international, Billy Vunipola has been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football Union following his Instagram post supporting Israel Folau.  Folau, who has found himself under a cloud of controversy following an Instagram post that claimed: “Hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators”. The full-back looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby …

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Billy Vunipola: “My Intention Was Never To Cause Suffering”

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Saracens and England player, Billy Vunipola, has addressed the recent controversy over his social media post defending the views of Australia’s Israel Folau. Last week, the 26-year-old ‘liked’ Folau’s Instagram post in which he warned gays, drunks, and adulterers, among others, that ‘hell awaits them’. Vunipola then took to Instagram to defend his actions, explaining that it was the point …

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Saracens Release Statement Addressing Billy Vunipola Instagram Post

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Saracens have responded to social media posts by their England international, Billy Vunipola, in which he defended Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. Vunipola “liked” Folau’s initial post which was captioned, “those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your …

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Billy Vunipola Defends Israel Folau’s Anti-Gay Instagram Post

England international, Billy Vuniplola has defended controversial Australian star, Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. It is understood that Rugby Australia intends to terminate Folau’s contract after the much-maligned full-back wrote on Instagram that; “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau lead with the caption: “Those …

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CJ Stander Wary Of “Power Athlete” Billy Vunipola Threat

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CJ Stander says he is expecting a physical but smart performance from England when Eddie Jones’ side line out against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  This eagerly-anticipated clash between these two old rivals has all the makings of a classic and many are expecting England to produce a performance considering their promising form in November and also the …

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“Billy Does What He Does Best” – Earls Ready For Vunipola Threat

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Keith Earls is expecting a typically physical Six Nations encounter with England this weekend as Ireland look to get their title defence off to the best possible start.  Matches between these two teams are always high in the physicality stakes and with England seeing the return of Mako and Billy Vunipola, Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes among others, there is a …

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Billy Vunipola Felt Scared On Return From Injury

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England star Billy Vunipola has revealed that he was scared when returning to action for Saracens following a three-month hiatus after breaking his arm for the third time. The 26-year-old No 8 — who has missed 47 weeks through injury since September 2017 — told The Daily Telegraph that bitter past experience had taught him something when he turned out …

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England Receive Huge Injury Boost As Ireland Six Nations Opener Looms

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England have received a big injury boost ahead of their 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 2nd.  Saracens’ Billy Vunipola looks set to play for his club this weekend in the Gallagher Premiership. Vunipola has been absent since he fractured his arm while playing for Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup against the …

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Vunipola Brothers Sign Lengthy Contract Extensions With Saracens

England internationals Mako and Billy Vunipola have signed new four-year contracts with Premiership champions Saracens. Prop Mako, 27, joined the club from Bristol in 2011, with his brother, 25-year-old number eight Billy, moving from Wasps two years later. “It’s pleasing to get the opportunity to play here at a great club where I’ve spent most of my adult years,” Mako …

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Billy Vunipola Starts As Saracens And Exeter Chiefs Name Sides For Decider

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will start Saturday’s Premiership final against defending champions Exeter at Twickenham after recovering from a tight hamstring. The England international went off at half-time during the semi-final last weekend but is fit to start in a Saracens side that is unchanged from the one that crushed Wasps 57-33. Vunipola returned from a fractured arm against …

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