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Billy Vunipola

Born: October 31, 1992 (age 26)

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 118 articles about Billy Vunipola. Articles 1 to 40:
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Danny Cipriani named in England squad for South Africa tour
Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani is among the players to be named in Eddie Jones's England squad for the tour of South Africa in June.
May 10, 21:32
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Eight uncapped players in England squad to face Italy
Lewis Boyce and Alec Hepburn are called up to the England senior squad for the first time as two of eight uncapped players for the Six Nations opener against Italy.
Jan 18, 10:36
Lipstick on his collar told a tale on Billy Vunipola on June 25, 2016
Saracens confirm fractured forearm for Billy Vunipola
England are expected to be without Billy Vunipola for their Six Nation campaign as the Saracens number eight has fractured his forearm.
Jan 14, 15:32
England's Billy Vunipola in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Jack Clifford replaces Billy Vunipola in England training squad
Injured Saracens ace Billy Vunipola is replaced by Jack Clifford in England's 33-man squad for their three-day training camp in Oxford.
Sep 24, 10:20
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Mark McCall fears the worst for injury victim Billy Vunipola
Billy Vunipola picks up a knee injury in Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale Sharks, which director of rugby Mark McCall admits "did not look great".
Sep 23, 20:36
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Interview: Will Greenwood previews British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand
Sports Mole discusses the British and Irish Lions' highly-anticipated tour of New Zealand with England World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
May 26, 11:25
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Sam Warburton 'fit and ready' for British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton insists that he is fully fit for the tour of New Zealand after spending a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
May 22, 22:27
Lipstick on his collar told a tale on Billy Vunipola on June 25, 2016
Billy Vunipola pulls out of British and Irish Lions squad
England number eight Billy Vunipola pulls out of the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand due to a shoulder injury and is replaced by James Haskell.
May 21, 21:02
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Billy Vunipola, Anthony Watson to start for England in Grand Slam decider
England head coach Eddie Jones names Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson in his starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam showdown in Ireland.
Mar 16, 10:16
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Result: England retain Six Nations title with comfortable win over Scotland
England win the 2017 Six Nations in style by beating Calcutta Cup rivals Scotland 61-21 at Twickenham.
Mar 11, 19:41
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Billy Vunipola named on England bench for Six Nations meeting with Scotland
Billy Vunipola is named on the bench for England's Six Nations fixture with Scotland on Saturday as Eddie Jones makes three changes to his starting XV.
Mar 9, 11:27
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Steve Borthwick coy on Billy Vunipola inclusion for Scotland match
Steve Borthwick talks up the ability of Billy Vunipola, but refuses to be drawn into suggestions that he is in line to start against Scotland on Saturday.
Mar 8, 13:40
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Billy Vunipola in line for England start?
Fit-again number eight Billy Vunipola is expected to make an immediate return to the England starting lineup after pictures hinted at the team's plans to face Scotland.
Mar 7, 17:40
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England welcome back Vunipola brothers ahead of Italy clash
Mako Vunipola is named in England's enlarged 28-man group for the meeting with Italy, while brother Billy Vunipola joins up with the squad to be fully assessed.
Feb 20, 21:38
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England flanker Tom Wood a doubt for Wales Six Nations clash
England flanker Tom Wood is a doubt for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales at the Principality Stadium due to a shoulder injury.
Feb 7, 22:47
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Joe Marler recovers from leg fracture to make England team for Six Nations opener
Joe Marler makes a stunning recovery from a leg fracture to be included in England's team for this weekend's opening Six Nations clash against France.
Feb 2, 10:16
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Mako Vunipola a doubt for Six Nations with knee injury
England prop Mako Vunipola could miss the Six Nations after suffering suspected knee ligament damage during Saracens' Champions Cup win over Sale Sharks.
Dec 24, 16:00
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Nathan Hughes, Marland Yarde come into England team for Australia clash
England head coach Eddie Jones makes two changes for Saturday's Australia clash, with Nathan Hughes and Marland Yarde starting.
Dec 1, 10:12
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Billy Vunipola to miss Six Nations with knee injury
Billy Vunipola will spend at least three months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to rectify ligament damage in his knee, which he sustained against Argentina.
Nov 27, 20:39
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Eddie Jones: 'England failing to produce world-class players'
England head coach Eddie Jones believes that a number of his players are close to following in the footsteps of Jonny Wilkinson and being branded as 'world class'.
Nov 24, 20:15
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Dave Attwood out, Billy Vunipola doubtful for Fiji clash
Dave Attwood is sent back to club side Bath after picking up an injury that will keep him out of the Test clash with Fiji, while Billy Vunipola could also miss out.
Nov 14, 22:32
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Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola named on player of the year shortlist
England trio Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola are included on a six-strong shortlist for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.
Nov 7, 15:42
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George Kruis backs Maro Itoje to fill in at flanker
Saracens and England lock George Kruis insists that Maro Itoje is capable of switching positions to fill in for James Haskell during the Autumn Internationals.
Oct 4, 22:39
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Result: England seal 3-0 series whitewash over Australia in Sydney
England seal a 3-0 series whitewash over Australia with a 44-40 triumph in Sydney.
Jun 25, 13:06
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Result: Saracens retain Premiership title with win over Exeter Chiefs
Saracens retain the Premiership title with a 28-20 win over Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham.
May 28, 16:52
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Result: Saracens hold off Leicester Tigers fightback to reach Premiership final
Newly-crowned European champions Saracens book their place in a third consecutive Premiership final with a 44-17 victory over Leicester Tigers.
May 21, 14:26
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Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with Saracens
Saracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
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Eddie Jones: 'All 15 England places up for grabs'
England head coach Eddie Jones warns that no-one is assured of a place in the team for the summer tour of Australia, despite just having won the Grand Slam.
Mar 21, 22:31
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Billy, Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions with Saracens
Saracens pair Billy and Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions until 2019.
Feb 22, 16:10
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Eddie Jones: 'Billy Vunipola can become best number eight in world rugby'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he has "no doubt" about Billy Vunipola's ability to become the best number eight in world rugby.
Feb 6, 22:14
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Result: Saracens return to Premiership summit
Saracens ease to a comfortable 38-3 victory over Newcastle Falcons to return to the top of the Premiership.
Dec 6, 16:53
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Mark McCall: 'Billy Vunipola sin bin was turning point for Saracens'
Mark McCall suggests that Billy Vunipola's yellow card was the turning point for Saracens in their Champions Cup victory at Ulster.
Nov 21, 12:20
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Result: Saracens rally to claim bonus-point win over Ulster in Champions Cup clash
Saracens secure their second win of their European Rugby Champions Cup by defeating Ulster 27-9 in their match at the Kingspan Stadium, claiming a bonus-point victory.
Nov 20, 21:44
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Billy Vunipola: 'It would have been good to know my teammates better'
Billy Vunipola believes England were not allowed to 'build bridges' with their teammates during the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 11:33
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Interview: England's Nick Easter reflects on hat-trick
Sports Mole speaks to England number eight Nick Easter following his hat-trick of tries in the 60-3 win over Uruguay at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 00:40
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Billy Vunipola denies making claims about rumoured disharmony in England camp
Billy Vunipola denies reports that he made "negative" comments about the alleged disharmony in the England camp during the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 5, 09:22
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Preview: England vs. Australia
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both teams as England and Australia prepare for Saturday's crucial Pool A clash at Twickenham.
Oct 1, 21:46
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Jonathan Joseph returns for England, Sam Burgess drops to bench for Australia clash
Jonathan Joseph returns from injury for England's crunch Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Australia, replacing Sam Burgess at centre.
Oct 1, 11:53
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Nick Easter replaces injured Billy Vunipola in England squad
England No.8 Billy Vunipola is ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury, with Nick Easter taking his place in the Red Rose squad.
Sep 28, 16:35
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Mike Ford: 'England selection must be more positive'
Bath coach Mike Ford believes that England need to be more positive in their team selection for their Rugby World Cup match against Australia.
Sep 28, 16:00

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