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Mako Vunipola

Born: January 1, 1991 (age 29)

Weight: 20st 7lb (130kg)

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Position: Loosehead prop
Team: Saracens
Mako Vunipola looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on October 31, 2013
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Sports Mole has 135 articles about Mako Vunipola. Articles 1 to 40:
England head coach Eddie Jones walks with his runner up medal after the match on November 2, 2019
Six key questions answered about how coronavirus has affected the Six Nations
A look at how the coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines ahead of England-Wales.
Mar 5, 12:19
The teams line up before the match in an empty stadium after fans were not allowed in over coronavirus fears at San Siro on February 27, 2020
Italy, England Six Nations clash among events to be played behind closed doors
Italian government decree on Wednesday said all sporting events in the country would not be open to the public until April 3 due to the coronavirus.
Mar 4, 22:16
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach refuses to 'speculate' over coronavirus threat to Tokyo 2020
British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Anson has emphasised preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue despite the developing outbreak.
Mar 4, 18:38
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
England explain Mako Vunipola decision
Mako Vunipola returned from Tonga over the weekend having flown back via Hong Kong - a location of a significant coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 4, 16:06
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
BOA provide update on Tokyo 2020 preparations amid coronavirus fears
Elsewhere, England prop Mako Vunipola has been declared available for Saracens after England had ruled him out of the Six Nation on medical grounds.
Mar 4, 13:45
Mako Vunipola pictured in February 2020
Saracens insist Mako Vunipola is available despite England absence over coronavirus fears
Saracens say he is not in self-isolation and can play in the Premiership this weekend.
Mar 4, 08:59
Mako Vunipola pictured in February 2020
Mako Vunipola self-isolates over coronavirus fears
The 29-year-old will miss this weekend's game against Wales.
Mar 3, 15:40
Mako Vunipola pictured in February 2020
Mako Vunipola ruled out of England Six Nations clash with Wales
Mako Vunipola also missed their last game against Ireland.
Mar 3, 14:41
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
England name Mako Vunipola in training squad
Eddie Jones had stated that Vunipola was unlikely to be in contention for the Grand Slam champions' visit to Twickenham.
Mar 2, 14:01
Bath's Anthony Watson in action on January 4, 2020
Anthony Watson named in England's 25-man training squad ahead of Wales clash
The Bath player has not featured so far in this year's Six Nations.
Feb 26, 10:00
Bath's Anthony Watson in action on January 4, 2020
Anthony Watson pushing for England return as Mako Vunipola looks set to miss out
Mako Vunipola is in Tonga for family reasons while Anthony Watson is fighting to overcome a calf problem.
Feb 24, 22:59
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in January 2020
Eddie Jones: 'England can stand up to Irish aerial assault at Twickenham'
The sides face off in the Six Nations Championship this weekend.
Feb 21, 14:12
Jonathan Joseph during an England training session in March 2018
Team News: Jonathan Joseph to start on wing for England's clash with Ireland
Elliot Daly moves to full-back because of an injury to George Furbank.
Feb 21, 11:30
Bath's Beno Obano scores a try against Leicester Tigers on May 18, 2019
Beno Obano returns to England's training squad
Either Joe Marler or Ellis Genge have become a doubt for the Ireland match.
Feb 20, 21:45
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola ruled out of England's Six Nations clash with Ireland
Beno Obano called up for Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday.
Feb 18, 12:45
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola has "no regrets at all" over deal with former Saracens chairman
The club have been demoted to the second tier as punishment for repeated breaches of salary cap regulations.
Feb 14, 22:25
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in January 2020
Eddie Jones focused on picking the "best 23" after five changes to lineup
Scrum-half Ben Youngs is demoted to the bench while Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler and Charlie Ewels also miss out.
Feb 6, 14:13
England scrum-half Ben Youngs pictured on October 18, 2019
Team News: Ben Youngs, Joe Marler among players dropped as England ring changes
Willi Heinz starts at scrum-half and Mako Vunipola comes in at loosehead prop.
Feb 6, 11:53
George Furbank in action for Northampton on November 30, 2019
Jones talks up "impressive young fella" Furbank ahead of England debut
The Northampton full-back will start against France in the Six Nations opener.
Jan 31, 13:31
Joe Marler pictured in February 2018
Joe Marler enjoying "taking mickey" out of Saracens stars on England duty
The seven players in the England camp who belong to the salary-cap breaching Premiership club are in Joe Marler's banter cross hairs.
Jan 28, 22:16
England wing Jonny May celebrates after scoring against France on February 10, 2019
England squad discuss "elephant in the room" with Saracens contingent
The Premiership and European champions are to be relegated at the end of the season for breaching the £7million limit for 2019-20.
Jan 25, 09:02
Owen Farrell in action for England on September 22, 2019
England to hold crisis talks over Saracens situation
Saracens will be automatically relegated at the end of the season for breaching salary cap regulations.
Jan 20, 22:07
Saracens' Nick Tompkins scores a try against Exeter Chiefs on May 4, 2019
Result: Max Malins, Nick Tompkins power Saracens to victory over Bristol
Mako Vunipola, Ben Earl and Brad Barritt also crossed.
Dec 21, 18:03
Jamie George in action for England on February 10, 2019
Result: Mass brawl breaks out between players in Saracens victory at Munster
It is believed the brawl was sparked by a comment made to Jamie George.
Dec 14, 17:38
Manu Tuilagi scores the first try for England on October 26, 2019
Manu Tuilagi expects "tough decision" for Saracens' England internationals
The club are 26 points adrift of Tuilagi's Leicester in the Gallagher Premiership.
Nov 20, 18:36
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola: 'We made sure New Zealand knew we were ready for the fight'
Eddie Jones' men secured a place in the World Cup final with a 19-7 victory over New Zealand.
Oct 26, 16:56
Jonny May celebrates scoring for England against Australia on October 19, 2019
England expecting to be fully fit for New Zealand semi-final
Jonny May and Jack Nowell are on course to recover from knocks in time for the last four showdown.
Oct 21, 09:51
Owen Farrell in action for England on October 5, 2019
England surprise as Eddie Jones drops George Ford, names Owen Farrell at fly-half
Eddie Jones makes key tactical changes for quarter-final against Australia.
Oct 17, 07:48
Typhoon Hagibis in action on October 12, 2019
Mako Vunipola praying for family as Typhoon Hagibis arrives in Tokyo
Many of the England prop's loved ones are with him and brother Billy in Japan.
Oct 13, 03:33
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola, Jack Nowell feared World Cup dreams were over
The pair returned from injury to make second-half appearances in the 39-10 win over Argentina.
Oct 6, 22:21
England head coach Eddie Jones reacts before the match against Tonga on September 22, 2019
England boss Eddie Jones predicts scrum will be key battleground against Argentina
England face the toughest test of their World Cup campaign so far when they take on Argentina.
Oct 3, 08:32
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Mako Vunipola, Jack Nowell return for England against Argentina
The powerful players have been missing from national duties for some time.
Oct 3, 08:25
Joe Marler pictured in February 2018
Joe Marler pleased to have Mako Vunipola back as competition
Eddie Jones' men continue their World Cup quest on Saturday.
Sep 30, 08:57
England's Mako Vunipola pictured on February 7, 2019
Scott Wisemantel: 'Mako Vunipola needs to fight for his place'
Scott Wisemantel says unity is the key.
Sep 27, 22:25
Jack Nowell during England training on March 15, 2019
England squad fully fit ahead of Argentina game
Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell both returned to full training.
Sep 27, 07:40
Owen Farrell during an England training session on September 19, 2019
England name full-strength side for World Cup opener against Tonga
Eddie Jones wants best side to start against Tonga.
Sep 20, 07:10
Billy Vunipola pictured on August 24, 2019
Billy Vunipola wary of Tonga threat in World Cup opener
His father and uncle played for the Pacific Islanders against England in the 1999 World Cup.
Sep 19, 23:19
Billy Vunipola pictured on August 24, 2019
World Cup: England players with Pacific Islands heritage looking to make an impact
Eddie Jones' men face Tonga in their opening match in Japan.
Sep 18, 12:20
England's Maro Itoje walks off injured on February 2, 2019
England forward Maro Itoje wary of big-hitting Tonga
England kick-off their World Cup campaign on Sunday.
Sep 16, 17:31
Jack Nowell during England training on March 15, 2019
Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell to miss at least first two games of World Cup
England completed their preparations for the tournament with a 37-0 win over Italy.
Sep 6, 23:20

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