Incredible mass Haka challenge

Tadhg Beirne scoops Try of the Season

All Black 10s one-up each other

Vainikolo stars in MLR's Try of the Week

Samoan player to face court for assault

Peter Stringer calls time aged 40!

Ma'a Nonu sensational as Ashton blows it

Russian wing's sensational bit of skill

Tough schools centre bounces right back

Monday, January 15, 2018

This is how Billy Vunipola broke his arm

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will see a specialist this week to determine the extent of the injury he sustained against the Ospreys on Saturday. The England number eight may be out for a while, after scans confirmed that he had fractured his forearm.

The injury occurred as he swung a flailing arm at Rob McCusker, which connected with the Ospreys number eight's head, sending both players to the turf in a lump. 

Despite clutching his arm, Vunipola played on and finished the half, taking part in defence as well as making a drive from a lineout. He even helped big Maro Itoje up from the floor, which couldn't have helped any.

Vunipola didn't return after halftime, and after the match said that he couldn't feel his wrist.

Saracens have since confirmed that an x-ray showed a fracture to the forearm.

"Billy is due to see a specialist later this week, when a timeframe for recovery may be defined."

It looks likely that further treatment will be needed, and he may miss the start of the upcoming Six Nations, another blow for England who already have Joe Marler out with suspension, and most likely, James Haskell too.

UPDATE 19 Jan 2018: Vunipola will be out of action for 12 weeks.

"We will continue to monitor Billy’s injury and of course provide the necessary support framework to get him back and fully fit," said a Saracens spokesman.

Don't miss out on rugby's biggest stories and most
popular videos with the new Rugbydump Daily

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:35 pm | View Comments (9)

Posted in See it to Believe it

No Comments

Viewing {[{ comments.length }]} Comments Refresh


{[{c.num_likes}]}👍· Reply · Report

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment

Register or Login to share your thoughts as a comment