Sep 28, 2015
Billy Vunipola ruled out of RWC 2015
Saracens No 8 Billy Vunipola will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury.
Vunipola suffered a knee ligament strain during Saturday’s RWC 2015 game against Wales and had a scan today. Nick Easter of Harlequins has been called up as a permanent replacement for Billy Vunipola.
Easter joined up with the squad today and England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “It’s unfortunate for Billy but the scan shows an injury which will likely require six weeks recovery. He has worked really hard and committed everything to the last three months but he is a young man with a bright future ahead of him and he will be an integral part of this team for years to come.
“Nick was unlucky to miss out on final selection. He is a specialist No 8 and an experienced player and we know he will make a big contribution.”