Mako Vunipola out of Six Nations with ankle ligament damage
England prop Mako Vunipola has been dominated out of the remainder of the Six Nations with an ankle ligament damage, the Rugby Soccer Union (RFU) mentioned on Tuesday.
Vunipola was compelled off through the second half of England’s win over France on Sunday and can now miss the ultimate three rounds of the marketing campaign, beginning with the journey to face Wales in Cardiff in two week’s time.
Leigh Halfpenny will return to the Wales squad to face England within the Six Nations, his membership coach Wayne Pivac has confirmed.
England Girls will face the Barbarians at Twickenham for the primary time on Jun. 2., the Rugby Soccer Union confirmed on Tuesday.
England head coach Eddie Jones described the damage as “very disappointing” however mentioned it supplies a possibility to different gamers. Exeter Chiefs ahead Ben Moon changed Vunipola in opposition to France.
“It’s clearly very disappointing to lose Mako at this stage as he is a vital participant for us nevertheless it does present a possibility for the group to develop,” Jones mentioned.
England play Wales in Cardiff on Feb. 23 earlier than ending their marketing campaign at dwelling to Italy after which Scotland.
Jones’ facet are aiming for the Grand Slam having received their opening two matches of the match, with Wales additionally successful their first two video games.
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Source:: New paper 24 – Sports