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Sport Vunipola could miss entire Six Nations

17:35  19 january  2020
17:35  19 january  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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Billy Vunipola could miss England's entire Six Nations campaign after suffering a suspected broken arm. The No 8 was injured during the early stages of Saracens' Champions Cup tie with Racing 92 and had to be withdrawn after six minutes. Vunipola will be a notable absentee when Eddie Jones names

Billy Vunipola is in danger of missing England’s entire Six Nations campaign after undergoing an operation to repair knee ligament damage.

The tackle that saw Billy Vunipola sustain a suspected broken arm © Henry Browne/Getty Images The tackle that saw Billy Vunipola sustain a suspected broken arm

Billy Vunipola could miss England's entire Six Nations campaign after suffering a suspected broken arm.

The No 8 was injured during the early stages of Saracens' Champions Cup tie with Racing 92 and had to be withdrawn after six minutes.

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Vunipola will be a notable absentee when Eddie Jones names his England squad for the Six Nations on Monday.

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A serious injury could rule Vunipola out of the entire tournament and prevent him from being part of England’s title defence. Vunipola ’s brother and Saracens team-mate Billy is in danger of missing the Six Nations after an operation to repair a torn knee cartilage suffered during England’s 27-14 win

You can change this preference below. England number eight Billy Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the Six Nat

It is the latest in a line of arm injuries for the 27-year-old. He broke his right arm in January 2018, and then broke it again in June during England's tour of South Africa.

Four months later, he broke his left arm during a Champions Cup tie against Glasgow, which required surgery.

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Vunipola's club future is up in the air after Saracens were relegated from the Premiership for persistent salary cap breaches.

Premiership Rugby confirmed the defending league champions will play in the Championship next season and now face the task of reducing their wage bill by up to £2m to comply with salary cap regulations for 2020/21.

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England prop Mako Vunipola 's Six Nations involvement is in doubt after he injured a knee while playing for Saracens. Vunipola will definitely miss Premiership leaders Saracens' festive programme, which includes matches against Newcastle on Saturday and Leicester on 1 January.

The Toulon captain, Mathieu Bastareaud, could face a lengthy suspension after he was cited for alleged verbal abuse following television footage which appeared to show him uttering a homophobic slur at an opponent Billy Vunipola set to miss England’s Six Nations campaign after arm break.

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