Injuries overshadow start to Six Nations

2018-01-30 07:28

Injuries during the Six Nations are one thing, but the fact they are a major talking point highlights the increasingly brutal nature of professional rugby union.

'Gutted' Saracens in last chance saloon

2018-01-19 07:05

Saracens will be relying on their eight-strong England contingent to drag the title-holders out of a European Champions Cup hole at home to Northampton.

Vunipola key to Saracens' European hopes

2018-01-12 09:04

A fit-again Billy Vunipola will look to drag Saracens away from the abyss when the reigning European champions travel to Ospreys.

Jones calls No 8 Clifford into England squad

2017-09-24 13:12

Harlequins No 8 Jack Clifford was called into England's training squad after Billy Vunipola injured his knee.

Vunipola warns of players strike action

2017-09-15 12:45

England's Billy Vunipola has warned that players could go on strike if rugby bosses fail to reduce the number of matches played over the gruelling season.

Vunipola to miss start of English season

2017-08-22 13:11

Billy Vunipola is set to miss the beginning of the Premiership season with the shoulder injury that kept him out of the Lions tour.

Vunipola: Lions tour is all I think about

2017-04-08 21:52

England No 8 Billy Vunipola admits being selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand would be a dream come true.

Vunipola relishing England revival

2017-03-13 12:00

Billy Vunipola accepts England have "come a long way" following their miserable 2015 World Cup campaign but are determined not to rest on their laurels.

Timely Vunipola return boosts England

2017-03-04 08:24

Billy Vunipola is set to return from injury for Saracens earlier than expected, which could also benefit England.

Vunipola out for three months

2016-11-28 07:02

England number eight faces a race to recover in time for the Six Nations after being ruled out for at least three months following knee surgery.


England's Billy Vunipola out for 12 weeks

2018-01-19 21:49

England No 8 Billy Vunipola faces "approximately 12 weeks" on the sidelines after breaking his arm, according to his club Saracens.

Red-card Haskell, injured Vunipola hand England Six Nations headache

2018-01-14 18:30

England were handed a double Six Nations headache after a red card for James Haskell and an injury to Billy Vunipola.

Vunipola faces four months out after surgery

2017-09-24 17:11

England number eight Billy Vunipola faces a Six Nations race against time after undergoing surgery that will rule him out for four months.

Knee scare for England star Vunipola

2017-09-23 20:46

England star Billy Vunipola is having a scan on his knee after suffering an injury scare during Saracens' 41-13 win over Sale.

Vunipola to miss start of season

2017-08-22 18:03

Billy Vunipola is set to miss the beginning of the Premiership season with the shoulder injury that kept him out of the recent Lions tour.

Billy Vunipola out of Lions tour of NZ

2017-05-22 07:27

Billy Vunipola dealt the Lions a huge blow after it was announced that the powerhouse England backrow was pulling out of the upcoming tour of NZ.

Vunipola backs England to bounce back

2017-03-20 10:26

England number eight believes England will come back a better team following their 13-9 loss to Ireland in Dublin.

Hatley hails Vunipola return

2017-03-06 19:34

England scrum coach Neal Hatley has praised the influence of number eight Billy Vunipola, saying his return has given a boost to the squad.

Drinks on Vunipolas as Tonga beat Italy

2016-12-02 13:01

England coach Eddie Jones praised the "rugby hearts" of Mako and Billy Vunipola after revealing the brothers paid for Tonga's celebratory drinks.

England delay team over injured trio

2016-11-17 19:47

England have delayed announcing their team to play Fiji until Friday in a bid to give three injured players a chance to prove their fitness.

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