Six Nations: England lose injured Billy Vunipola for remainder of campaign

Last Updated: 24/02/14 7:33pm

  • Share:
Billy Vunipola: Suffered ankle ligament damage

Billy Vunipola: Suffered ankle ligament damage

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Billy Vunipola will miss the rest of England's Six Nations campaign due to an ankle injury.

The No 8 was sent for a scan on Monday after coming off during the first half of his side's Twickenham victory over Ireland on Saturday.

The results confirmed ligament damage to an ankle, and Vunipola will play no part against either Wales or Italy.

It is not known how much more of the season the Saracens back row will miss.

Ben Morgan replaced Vunipola against Ireland and will be promoted to the starting line-up for the visit of Wales on Sunday week.

Either Tom Johnson or Matt Kvesic will take Morgan's place on the bench.

"The encouraging thing is that we have Ben Morgan and other back rows such as Matt Kvesic and Tom Johnson who are all competing hard for places," Lancaster said.

  • Share:

Related

RBS Six Nations 2014

Danny Care during the England media access at Twickenham Stadium

Care's World Cup dream

England scrum-half Danny Care talked to Sky Sports about his World Cup dream and the importance of rugby sevens.

Lancaster: may not have won Six Nations, but his team showed significant improvement

England on course

England did not win the best Six Nations in memory but are a global force again, says Stuart Barnes.

Ireland: Six Nations champions for the first time since 2009

Six of the best

After a pulsating finish to this year's tournament, we pick out some of the highlights in 2014.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Hard Yarde

Hard Yarde

Marland Yarde gives Sky Sports the inside track on England's second Test defeat to the All Blacks.

High Stakes

High Stakes

Ahead of England's tour to New Zealand, Joe Launchbury speaks to Sky Sports.

Wondrous Wilkinson

Wondrous Wilkinson

From Newcastle to Toulon, via Australia; Sky Sports looks back at the remarkable career of Jonny Wilkinson.