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Blow For England As Mako Vunipola Absent From Squad For Ireland Clash

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Mako Vunipola has not been included in England’s 33-man squad as Eddie Jones’ side begin preparations for the visit of Ireland to Twickenham on Sunday in round three of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.  The RFU released a squad update this afternoon and it confirmed that Vunipola has travelled back to Tonga due to “family reasons”. This will come as …

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Blow For England As Vunipola & Nowell Set To Miss Chunk Of RWC

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Eddie Jones and England have been dealt a blow with the news that both Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell will miss a number of games at the Rugby World Cup.  Both players have been included in Jones’ final 31-man selection but it looks like they won’t be featuring in Japan until the end of the pool stages. Vunipola suffered a …

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Mako Vunipola Ruled Out For Three Months With Hamstring Injury


England Rugby have confirmed that Mako Vunipola will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury sustained during Saracens Heineken Champions Cup final win over Leinster last weekend.  The Saracens prop has been ruled out for three months meaning he will miss the remainder of the Premiership season. It is thought that Vunipola will be fit for England’s World Cup campaign in …

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Five Left In The Hunt For European Player Of The Year

European Player Of The Year

The nominees for the 2019 EPCR European Player Of The Year award have been whittled down from 15 to five.  At the end of the pool stages, fifteen players were nominated for the award and that has now been reduced to five based on public voting and the verdict of a distinguished panel of rugby experts. Just two teams remain …

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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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More Injury Woe For Eddie Jones As Saracens Duo Ruled Out

Eddie Jones will be without Mako Vunipola

Eddie Jones is facing an injury crisis ahead of the November internationals with the news that two more players will be unavailable to him due to injury.  Jones will be naming his England squad at 9.30 am on Thursday and he may need to make some late changes to that squad as Saracens confirmed today that both Mako Vunipola and …

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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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Despite RFU Rest Agreeement, Saracens Pick Mako Vunipola To Start

Saracens have picked Mako Vunipola to start in this afternoon’s clash with Bath at Allianz Park despite their being an agreement between the RFU and Premiership clubs for mandatory rest periods. The agreement is such that if a player plays in all five Six Nations matches and those appearances account for 80% of total aggregated minutes, then that player should …

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Joe Marler Cited After Red Card Against Sale Sharks

Joe Marler

England loosehead prop Joe Marler could be set to miss out on some of the Six Nations Championship, after being cited for an incident during Harlequins’ clash with Sale Sharks on Saturday. Marler was shown a straight red after reckless shoulder charge, and can’t have had many complaints. Complete headloss from Joe Marler ? He saw red as Sale edged …

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Mako Vunipola And Manu Tuilagi Call For Revenue Share With Samoa

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Mako Vunipola, the England prop, poses at the Pennyhill Park on February 1, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It comes as no surprise that the difference in income between the England and Samoa rugby players is significant. However, the reported gap ahead of their upcoming November international says a lot. It is believed that those donning the Red Rose in Twickenham will pick up match fees in the region of £22,000, while their opponents’ wages will come in somewhere …

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