Friday 19 January 2018

Vunipola recalled

Billy Vunipola starts for England against Ireland
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Billy Vunipola appears to have won an immediate recall to England's starting XV after a picture emerged from training that hinted at the line-up for Saturday's Calcutta Cup showdown with Scotland.

Two whiteboards positioned at the side of the pitch at the Six Nations champions' Surrey training base displayed the formations for yesterday's morning session, indicating that Vunipola is pencilled in at No 8 in place of Nathan Hughes.

The bulldozing back row made his comeback after three months out with a knee injury in Saracens' victory over Newcastle on Sunday and England have already stated he will feature in the 23 against Scotland.

Eddie Jones names his team for the Triple Crown decider tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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