Massive Double Six Nations Injury Boost For England
England’s chances of retaining the Six Nations has just been given a massive boost.
Eddie Jones has revealed that both Mako and Billy Vunipola should be fit and available for their possible Grand Slam decider against Ireland on the final weekend of the 2017 Six Nations.
Prop Mako Vunipola is expected to feature against Italy in two weeks time, while Billy should be available to take a spot on the bench against Ireland in Dublin.
“He might get back for Ireland – he’d be pretty useful off the bench, 150kg,” said Jones when asked about Billy Vunipola.
The England boss also confirmed he will “experiment” against Italy in a fortnight’s time.
“I want to do something a bit different against Italy.” said Jones
“I want to play differently against them; experiment a bit in how we play…and maybe the team might be different.
“One of the things I would like to do is to develop multiple ways that we can play the game so if we have a game where we want to play a certain way then we have done it once and the players understand and can do it again.
“This is all about building a plan for the World Cup.”