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.theguardian - 2 days ago

I ve been playing rubbish : Billy Vunipola admits to poor England form

No 8 hopes to rekindle his form against Wales on SaturdayVunipola: ‘Eddie probably thinks someone has cloned me’Honesty is always refreshing but rarely, if ever, has a senior England player publicly described his own form as “rubbish” before a pivotal Six Nations trip to Cardiff. Billy Vunipola has gone even further, suggesting his coach Eddie Jones “probably thinks someone has cloned me” because of his minimal impact on the tournament so far.Not even the No 8’s harshest online critics could have offered a more withering assessment, with the 28-year-old refusing to sugar-coat his recent brace of below-par Twickenham efforts against Scotland and Italy. Vunipola said: “I’ve just been playing rubbish, I can’t lie and I need to turn up this weekend. Continue reading...


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