Billy Vunipola

Born: October 31, 1992 (age 23)

Weight: 19st 12lb (126kg)

Hometown: Brisbane, Australia

Position: Number 8
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree consoles Billy Vunipola ofEngland at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on March 21, 2015
Sports Mole has 92 articles about Billy Vunipola. Articles 1 to 40:
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with Saracens
Saracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'All 15 England places up for grabs'
England head coach Eddie Jones warns that no-one is assured of a place in the team for the summer tour of Australia, despite just having won the Grand Slam.
Mar 21, 22:31
Billy Vunipola of Saracens is stopped by Julien Marchand during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Toulouse at Allianz Park on November 14, 2015 in Barnet, England.
Billy, Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions with Saracens
Saracens pair Billy and Mako Vunipola sign contract extensions until 2019.
Feb 22, 16:10
Billy Vunipola in action during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones: 'Billy Vunipola can become best number eight in world rugby'
England head coach Eddie Jones insists that he has "no doubt" about Billy Vunipola's ability to become the best number eight in world rugby.
Feb 6, 22:14
Tom Catterick of Newcastle is tackled by Mike Ellery during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens at Kingston Park on on December 6, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Result: Saracens return to Premiership summit
Saracens ease to a comfortable 38-3 victory over Newcastle Falcons to return to the top of the Premiership.
Dec 6, 16:53
Chris Henry (R) of Ulster and Richard Wigglesworth (L) of Saracens during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on November 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Mark McCall: 'Billy Vunipola sin bin was turning point for Saracens'
Mark McCall suggests that Billy Vunipola's yellow card was the turning point for Saracens in their Champions Cup victory at Ulster.
Nov 21, 12:20
Chris Henry (R) of Ulster and Richard Wigglesworth (L) of Saracens during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on November 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Result: Saracens rally to claim bonus-point win over Ulster in Champions Cup clash
Saracens secure their second win of their European Rugby Champions Cup by defeating Ulster 27-9 in their match at the Kingspan Stadium, claiming a bonus-point victory.
Nov 20, 21:44
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree consoles Billy Vunipola ofEngland at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on March 21, 2015
Billy Vunipola: 'It would have been good to know my teammates better'
Billy Vunipola believes England were not allowed to 'build bridges' with their teammates during the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 11:33
Nick Easter of England runs with the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Interview: England's Nick Easter reflects on hat-trick
Sports Mole speaks to England number eight Nick Easter following his hat-trick of tries in the 60-3 win over Uruguay at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 00:40
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree consoles Billy Vunipola ofEngland at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on March 21, 2015
Billy Vunipola denies making claims about rumoured disharmony in England camp
Billy Vunipola denies reports that he made "negative" comments about the alleged disharmony in the England camp during the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 5, 09:22
Tom Wood of England wins the lineout during the Rugby World Cup game with Wales on September 26, 2015
Preview: England vs. Australia
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both teams as England and Australia prepare for Saturday's crucial Pool A clash at Twickenham.
Oct 1, 21:46
England's centre Jonathan Joseph scores a try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on February 6, 2015
Jonathan Joseph returns for England, Sam Burgess drops to bench for Australia clash
Jonathan Joseph returns from injury for England's crunch Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Australia, replacing Sam Burgess at centre.
Oct 1, 11:53
England Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree consoles Billy Vunipola ofEngland at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on March 21, 2015
Nick Easter replaces injured Billy Vunipola in England squad
England No.8 Billy Vunipola is ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury, with Nick Easter taking his place in the Red Rose squad.
Sep 28, 16:35
Mike Ford, head coach of Bath looks on before the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground on February 8, 2014
Mike Ford: 'England selection must be more positive'
Bath coach Mike Ford believes that England need to be more positive in their team selection for their Rugby World Cup match against Australia.
Sep 28, 16:00
George Ford (L) looks on with Owen Farrell during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 21, 2014
England's Owen Farrell: 'George Ford friendship normal'
Owen Farrell insists that his off-field relationship with George Ford has not changed after he was picked ahead of the latter for Saturday's Pool A clash with Wales.
Sep 25, 16:00
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland: 'Wales will not single out Sam Burgess'
Wales coach Warren Gatland claims that his side will not single out inexperienced England centre Sam Burgess in Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool A match at Twickenham.
Sep 24, 22:44
George Ford (L) looks on with Owen Farrell during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 21, 2014
Preview: England vs. Wales
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's mouth-watering Rugby World Cup Pool A showdown between England and Wales at Twickenham.
Sep 24, 17:39
Sam Burgess of England looks on from the stands during the International match between France and England at Stade de France on August 22, 2015
Sam Burgess confident ahead of Wales challenge
Sam Burgess insists that he is ready to prove himself on the big stage after being named in the England side to face Wales in their World Cup meeting at Twickenham.
Sep 24, 15:43
England head coach Stuart Lancaster looks on during a training session on May 29, 2015
Stuart Lancaster: 'No risks taken in selection for Wales game'
Stuart Lancaster dismisses suggestions that he has taken a risk by selecting Owen Farrell and Sam Burgess for England's World Cup clash with Wales.
Sep 24, 15:05
England head coach Stuart Lancaster watches on during a training session on September 4, 2015
Stuart Lancaster: 'Twickenham key for England'
Stuart Lancaster believes that the Twickenham crowd have a key role to play when England meet Wales in Pool A on Saturday.
Sep 24, 14:04
Sam Burgess looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on August 18, 2015
Rob Howley full of admiration for "imposing" Sam Burgess
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley reveals his admiration for the "imposing" Sam Burgess ahead of the World Cup clash with England.
Sep 24, 13:43
George Ford (L) looks on with Owen Farrell during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 21, 2014
Toby Flood questions George Ford omission
Toby Flood claims that George Ford should feel unlucky to lose his England place ahead of Saturday's World Cup clash with Wales.
Sep 24, 13:13
Sam Burgess in action during an England training session on September 4, 2015
Sam Burgess, Owen Farrell named in England team for Wales clash
Sam Burgess and Owen Farrell are two of three England changes made by Stuart Lancaster for the Pool A showdown with Wales at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 24, 09:34
George Ford (L) looks on with Owen Farrell during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 21, 2014
Shane Williams: 'I would keep faith with George Ford'
Former Wales wing Shane Williams believes that England coach Stuart Lancaster is making a "strange" decision by dropping fly-half George Ford.
Sep 23, 17:28
Dan Cole of England looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between France and England at Stade de France on February 1, 2014
Dan Cole: 'Wales, Australia licking their lips'
England prop Dan Cole insists that his side must improve their scrummages before they take on Wales and Australia, after losing their own three times against Fiji.
Sep 19, 15:17
Sam Whitelock of New Zealand tackles Billy Vunipola of England during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 16, 2013
Billy Vunipola unaware of bonus point rule during England win
Billy Vunipola says that he was unaware of the bonus point rule in the World Cup as he scored England's fourth try of the game against Fiji.
Sep 19, 09:32
England captain Chris Robshaw poses at the kit launch for the Rugby World Cup on July 6, 2015
England captain Chris Robshaw: 'It was a tough match against Fiji'
England captain Chris Robshaw admits that Fiji were tough to crack in his side's 35-11 victory in the Rugby World Cup opener at Twickenham.
Sep 19, 05:46
England head coach Stuart Lancaster looks on during a training session on May 29, 2015
England coach Stuart Lancaster: 'Late try was huge relief in victory over Fiji'
England's Stuart Lancaster admits that it was a "massive relief" when Billy Vunipola scored a late try to secure a bonus-point win over Fiji in their Rugby World Cup opener.
Sep 19, 05:24
 Tom Youngs (L) and Tom Wood of England (R) tackles Vereniki Goneva of Fiji during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Tom Youngs: 'England did not do simple things against Fiji'
Tom Youngs suggests that England failed to do the simple things during their 35-11 win over Fiji in the opening game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 18, 22:34
 Mike Brown of England breaks through to score their third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom
Result: Mike Brown inspires England to opening win
Mike Brown scores two tries to lead England to a 35-11 win over Fiji in their opening match at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 18, 21:58
 Mike Brown of England breaks through to score their third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom
Live Commentary: England 35-11 Fiji - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of England's 35-11 victory over Fiji, as the Red Rose kicked off their World Cup campaign with a bonus-point win.
Sep 18, 18:59
Brad Barritt catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 25, 2014
England make five changes for Ireland clash
Brad Barritt returns to the England starting lineup for their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
Sep 1, 17:36
England head coach Stuart Lancaster looks on during a training session on May 29, 2015
Result: France hang on to beat England in World Cup blow
Frederic Michalak kicks France to a 25-20 win over England in a World Cup warm-up game in Paris.
Aug 22, 21:52
Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves lifts the Aviva Premiership trophy following his team's 28-16 victory during the Aviva Premiership Final between Bath Rugby and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 30, 2015
Result: Saracens beat Bath to win Aviva Premiership title
Saracens win the Aviva Premiership title with a 28-16 win over Bath in the final at Twickenham.
May 30, 16:23
Chris Ashton of Saracens dives over to score a try during the Heineken Cup Quarter-Final match between Ulster and Saracens at Ravenhill on April 5, 2014
Result: Saracens qualify for the playoffs with massive win over London Welsh
Chris Ashton scores four tries as Saracens thrash London Welsh to qualify for the Aviva Premiership playoffs.
May 16, 17:19
Bath's George Ford takes on the Newcastle Falcons defence during their Aviva Premiership match on February 8, 2014
Bath duo up for Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season award
Bath duo George Ford and Jonathan Joseph are among the nominees for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season award.
May 11, 15:18
Joe Simpson of Wasps dives into score the second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Harlequins and Wasps at Twickenham Stoop on January 17, 2015
Joe Simpson crowned Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for April
Joe Simpson wins the final Aviva Premiership Player of the Month award of the season, following a string of impressive showings at Wasps.
May 7, 16:38
Billy Vunipola of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on April 13, 2014
Vunipola brothers sign new "multi-year" Saracens contracts
Saracens pair Mako Vunipola and Billy Vunipola pen "multi-year" contract extensions with the club.
Apr 29, 12:43
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Bath at Allianz Park on September 22, 2013
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall rues lack of discipline
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall blames a lack of control for his side's 25-20 defeat to Aviva Premiership leaders Northampton Saints.
Apr 26, 13:54
Billy Vunipola of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on April 13, 2014
Billy Vunipola found not guilty of deliberately striking Matthew Tait
Saracens are able to pick influential forward Billy Vunipola against Clermont Auvergne after he avoided a ban for deliberately striking Matthew Tait last weekend.
Apr 14, 22:22