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Billy Vunipola

Born: October 31, 1992 (age 28)

Weight: 19st 12lb (126kg)

Hometown: Brisbane, Australia

Position: Number 8
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree consoles Billy Vunipola ofEngland at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on March 21, 2015
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Sports Mole has 204 articles about Billy Vunipola. Articles 1 to 40:
Bundee Aki sits on the bench after being sent off on October 12, 2019
Bundee Aki hit with four-match ban for Billy Vunipola tackle
Bundee Aki became the first Irish player in history to receive two red cards at Test level.
Mar 23, 19:05
Ireland's Keith Earls celebrates against England in the Six Nations on March 20, 2021
Result: England's troubles continue as Ireland march to dominant win
Johnny Sexton orchestrated a dominant display by the hosts in Dublin.
Mar 20, 18:58
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
A look at how CJ Stander and Billy Vunipola compare
Ireland take on England on Saturday.
Mar 17, 09:15
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola: 'Disappointment tinges win over France'
Maro Itoje's late try at Twickenham on Saturday powered Eddie Jones' men to their best win since the 2019 World Cup.
Mar 14, 12:23
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Five talking points ahead of England's Six Nations clash with France
Will England's indiscipline be their undoing again at Twickenham?
Mar 12, 10:16
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Result: Saracens crash to Pirates defeat in Championship opener
Saracens were relegated from the Premiership as punishment for salary cap breaches.
Mar 6, 18:40
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
England coach Eddie Jones refuses to blame referee for Wales defeat
Pascal Gauzere awarded two controversial tries to the home side who ran out 40-24 winners.
Feb 27, 22:10
Wales' George North pictured in March 2020
The big talking points ahead of Wales' Six Nations clash with England
The game takes place in Cardiff on Saturday.
Feb 26, 11:57
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola: 'I have been playing rubbish'
The number eight has claimed he has been a 'coward' because of fatigue as his squad place has come into question.
Feb 23, 22:19
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Eddie Jones admits England will "never atone" for Scotland defeat
The Scots claimed their first victory at England's base since 1983, with wing Duhan Van Der Merwe crossing for the only try.
Feb 6, 21:23
Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe celebrates scoring their first try against England on February 6, 2021
Result: Scotland beat England at Twickenham for first time since 1983
Scotland's 38-year wait for success at the home of the reigning Guinness Six Nations champions finally came to an end.
Feb 6, 18:57
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Five talking points ahead of England's Six Nations opener with Scotland
England will be looking to defend the title they won last year.
Feb 5, 11:58
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola: 'England are hunting down Scotland for Lions places'
Billy Vunipola missed the tour to New Zealand in 2017 due to a shoulder injury.
Jan 29, 22:21
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola favours playing over training
The Saracens number eight wants to get in shape in time for England's Guinness Six Nations title defence.
Jan 17, 23:11
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James Botham: 'It is a dream come true to take on England'
The 22-year-old grandson of England cricket great Sir Ian James Botham will make just his second international appearance.
Nov 26, 17:15
Wales' Nick Tompkins celebrates scoring their third try on February 1, 2020
Nick Tompkins outlines competitive streak of Saracens stars
Wales ended a run of straight six defeats with an 18-0 victory over Georgia on Saturday.
Nov 22, 22:44
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola: 'England will push through the pain barrier against Ireland'
Ireland provide the first meaningful opposition of the campaign for England and have opted for a physical pack to gain a foothold up front.
Nov 20, 22:11
Bath's Anthony Watson in action on January 4, 2020
England's Anthony Watson ruled out of Georgia clash
He is having treatment at his club.
Nov 7, 11:54
Jack Willis in action for Wasps against Bristol Bears' Joe Joyce in October 2020
David Flatman: 'Jack Willis must play in Autumn Nations Cup'
The former England prop says the Wasps flanker is the best player in the Gallagher Premiership.
Nov 6, 15:38
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
John Mitchell: 'Billy Vunipola can make impact against Italy'
England can lift the Six Nations trophy if they secure a bonus-point win in Rome.
Oct 28, 15:55
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
Eddie Jones names 12 uncapped payers in England training squad
A number of players are unavailable.
Oct 5, 10:37
Manu Vunipola converts for Saracens on February 29, 2020
Manu Vunipola praised by Mark McCall ahead of huge Champions Cup tie
The 20-year-old fly-half has featured regularly for Saracens in the disrupted 2019-20 campaign.
Sep 14, 18:17
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola opens up on decision to not take a knee
The devout Christian opted against taking a knee when the Gallagher Premiership resumed last week.
Aug 19, 13:48
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola keen to make amends after overcoming personal issues
The Saracens number eight used the coronavirus lockdown to reflect on his shortcomings.
Aug 7, 22:17
Owen Farrell in action for England on February 8, 2020
Saracens chairman Neil Golding pleased with recent activity
Elliot Daly and Owen Farrell are among six players who will remain with the relegated outfit.
Aug 5, 20:02
Billy Vunipola in action during the Champions Cup final on May 11, 2019
Saracens quintet apologise after breaking social distancing rules
Billy Vunipola, Alex Goode, Nick Isiekwe, Sean Maitland and Josh Ibuanokpe met up in St Albans.
May 7, 20:06
Jackson Wray pictured in January 2020
Jackson Wray becomes latest player to pledge future to relegated Saracens
The back-row forward has committed to the club.
Mar 30, 12:29
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola taking positives from Saracens relegation
The England international has committed his future to the club.
Mar 27, 18:17
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola commits to Saracens despite relegation
The crisis-hit club have been automatically relegated for salary cap breaches.
Mar 25, 17:48
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola ruled out of England's Six Nations clash with Ireland
Beno Obano called up for Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday.
Feb 18, 12:45
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola has "no regrets at all" over deal with former Saracens chairman
The club have been demoted to the second tier as punishment for repeated breaches of salary cap regulations.
Feb 14, 22:25
Tom Curry during an England training session on March 8, 2019
Tom Curry takes tips ahead of switch to number eight for England
The 21-year-old will fill the void left by Billy Vunipola's injury.
Feb 1, 13:00
Lewis Ludlam pictured in August 2019
Lewis Ludlam reveals inspiration to win more England caps
The back-rower played four times at the tournament.
Jan 26, 22:07
Saracens' Owen Farrell scores a penalty on November 29, 2019
Saracens stars set to stay at club after reassurances over international futures
It is believed a season in the second tier will keep the players fresh.
Jan 22, 20:52
Owen Farrell in action for England on September 22, 2019
England to hold crisis talks over Saracens situation
Saracens will be automatically relegated at the end of the season for breaching salary cap regulations.
Jan 20, 22:07
Jack Nowell during England training on March 15, 2019
Eddie Jones confirms Jack Nowell surgery
England launch their Six Nations title quest against France in Paris on February 2.
Jan 20, 15:41
Jack Nowell during England training on March 15, 2019
Nowell out injured as Eddie Jones names England's Six Nations squad
Exeter man is set for an operation.
Jan 20, 12:47
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
England confirm Billy Vunipola suffers broken arm
The England number eight sustained the injury playing for Saracens on Sunday.
Jan 20, 10:25
Billy Vunipola pictured on August 24, 2019
Billy Vunipola a Six Nations doubt with suspected broken arm
Confirmation of broken arm would rule Billy out of England's campaign.
Jan 20, 08:49
Saracens' Owen Farrell takes a kick on January 19, 2020
Result: Saracens edge past Racing in first game since automatic relegation
Farrell fires winning penalty as Saracens have a breather from salary cap scandal.
Jan 19, 15:41

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