14 Facts About Billy Vunipola


Billy Vunipola was born on 3 November 1992 and is a professional rugby union player who plays at Number 8 for Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership and for the England national team.

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Billy Vunipola made his England debut in 2013 and has since won over 50 caps.

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Billy Vunipola was educated at Porth Infants School and Griffithstown Junior School, playing for New Panteg RFC with Joe Lane.

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Billy Vunipola subsequently moved to The Castle School in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England where he played junior rugby for Thornbury RFC before being given a scholarship to attend Harrow School.

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Billy Vunipola helped Saracens win the European Rugby Champions Cup three times in four seasons; beating Racing 92 in 2016 and the following year defeating ASM Clermont Auvergne at Murrayfield to retain their title.

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In 2010 Billy Vunipola was vice-captain for the England under-18 team that toured South Africa.

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Billy Vunipola was a member of the England under-20 side that finished seventh at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.

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Billy Vunipola scored tries against Italy and France during the 2015 Six Nations Championship as England finished runners up.

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Billy Vunipola was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and scored a try in the opening match of the tournament against Fiji.

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Billy Vunipola was chosen for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and scored a try in a warm-up match against Wales.

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Billy Vunipola subsequently scored a try in the pool game against the United States and won his 50th cap in the semi-final victory over New Zealand.

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Billy Vunipola then started in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final defeat against South Africa.

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Billy Vunipola was not selected by coach Warren Gatland for the 2021 tour.

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Billy Vunipola is the nephew of two other former international players, Manu and 'Elisi Vunipola, who both represented Tonga in the 1990s.

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