Billy Vunipola to miss England Tests after breaking arm

Billy Vunipola to miss England Tests after breaking arm

Billy Vunipola to miss England Tests after breaking arm

The England global is expected to be out of action for three months after he fractured his left arm in the 13-3 triumph at Scotstoun on Sunday. According to Saracens his "progress will be monitored".

His older brother, Mako, suffered a calf strain in a brutal encounter at Scotstoun and is also facing a spell on the sidelines.

He will be assessed by a consultant to determine the length of his recovery.

"The trio were all forced off in Saracens' Heineken Champions Cup win over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday".

It is the latest injury blow for the unlucky Saracens No.8 over the past 18 months, having missed the whole of the 2018 Championship after fracturing his right arm.

Fast-improving Lock Isiekwe has already won three caps and would be pushing hard for Test time, barring injury concerns.


England coach Eddie Jones has growing problems with his squad as the club season pushes on.

If Hughes is found guilty he could also miss England's November Tests, with the punishment for punching ranging from two to 10 weeks.

Elsewhere, Bath full-back Anthony Watson and Exeter forward Sam Simmonds are also confirmed absentees.

Wasps captain Joe Launchbury is another who will be unavailable after undergoing knee surgery.

England take on South Africa at Twickenham on 3 November and then play New Zealand, Japan and Australia on the three subsequent Saturdays.

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