Mako Vunipola has said the memory of how clubmate Alex Lozowski’s Test career came to an end against Japan means there is no chance of England taking the Brave Blossoms lightly on Saturday.
Eddie Jones has left five senior players, including four Saracens representatives, out of his 45-man England training squad.
British & Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe thundered through the Sharks on Wednesday night to score a hat-trick and validate pre-tour speculation that he would present a clear and present danger to South Africa’s vaunted defence, writes ZELIM NEL.
All Blacks great Jerome Kaino – who is expected to announce his retirement soon – has included two South Africans on the list of five toughest opponents he has faced throughout his career.
England and Saracens duo Billy and Mako Vunipola are reportedly sought-after recruits by a number of Vodacom Super Rugby teams.
Billy and Mako Vunipola have both returned to Premiership side Saracens after a personal trip to Tonga, with the latter available for selection this weekend.
England’s Mako Vunipola and Wales’ Hallam Amos will miss the Six Nations clash between the two sides at Twickenham on Saturday through injury.
Bok tighthead Vincent Koch is excited about a potential scrum battle against Saracens teammate Mako Vunipola during Saturday’s World Cup final.
George Ford’s omission from the England starting lineup for Saturday’s crunch quarter-final against Australia comes as a surprise, but coach Eddie Jones says the flyhalf knows his role in the squad.
Owen Farrell returns to lead England when they clash with Argentina in Saturday’s vital Pool C encounter at Tokyo Stadium.