A seasoned England campaigner is reportedly in negotiations to accept an offer from a Japanese club after a bit-part role at the 2023 World Cup.
Saracens No 8 Billy Vunipola has had his red card overturned following an independent disciplinary hearing arising from his sending off during the Champions Cup clash with the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria.
England’s Billy Vunipola has joined captain Owen Farrell in being banned for the start of next month’s Rugby World Cup after receiving a suspension for his red card in a warm-up match against Ireland.
England are set to find out on Tuesday what impact, if any, disciplinary rulings on Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell will have on their World Cup campaign.
Billy Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after undergoing a minor operation on his injured knee.
Saracens and England No. 8 Billy Vunipola will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury in his club’s Champions Cup defeat at La Rochelle.
Courtney Lawes will captain a strong England lineup featuring the return of an experienced No 8 and scrumhalf for the first of three Tests against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.
Eddie Jones has named a 36-man squad for England’s upcoming three-Test series against the Wallabies, which includes a return for experienced forward Billy Vunipola.
Eddie Jones has left five senior players, including four Saracens representatives, out of his 45-man England training squad.
Several former teammates including John Smit, Schalk Brits, Neil de Kock and Billy Vunipola have shared their fondest memories of Saracens stalwart Brad Barritt following his departure from the club.