Billy Vunipola has revealed the reason for his latest injury scare – kicking an Aussie Rules ball.
And the Saracens star, now in South Africa as part of a 34-man England squad, said he initially did not tell his club coaches.
“I trained fully the week before against Wasps (in the play-offs) and I felt really good, but it was my fault,” the powerful number eight said.
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“I was doing some AFL kicking and then the hammy went tight before the game
“I didn’t tell the coaches that, but when I came off at half-time against Wasps I told them. I was like, ‘sorry guys, I was doing AFL kicking’. I stitched myself up there.
“I felt like I was back to normal, and when I feel like I’m back to normal I forget that I was injured and that’s probably why I get injured all the time.
“I had to manage myself a bit better the week after. Now I feel strong again, I had a really good start to the week. Hopefully, next week I will train fully and I will be fine.”