Powerhouse back-rower Billy Vunipola may have played his last game for England if the latest reports are to be believed.
The 60-cap centre, who has won 60 caps for the men in white since making his debut in 2013, was dropped by head coach Eddie Jones for the Autumn Nations Series.
Billy Vunipola, who joined Saracens from Wasps way back in 2013, is unlikely to sign an extension to stay at the club with ‘numerous’ parties interested in acquiring the 29-year-old.
Leading the charge for both brothers is reportedly Bordeaux-Begles, but with Billy’s England career heading by a thread Jones has warned him agreeing on a summer move away would put an end to any hope of a recall.
Jones has told the brothers that he’s building for the 2023 World Cup and any move overseas would see them blacklisted from selection with immediate effect.
The Aussie is set to meet the brothers for crunch talks in early January in what could be a sour end to his relationship with two of his most reliable troops since he took the job in 2016.
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The five players Eddie Jones told ‘you will never play for England again’
#1. Danny Care
Former England start Kyran Bracken was the first person to reveal why the Quins playmaker was mysteriously frozen out of Jones plans in 2018 despite being a regular up until that point.
“He (Care) made the mistake of speaking his mind to Eddie Jones and questioning how he wanted him to play when he was playing with an England ‘B’ team against Japan in the autumn of 2018,” revealed the former England scrum-half.
“Eddie’s response to that was ‘that’s not the attitude I want’ and he binned him from his plans.”
DID YOU KNOW? At age 11 he was invited to join the Academy at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club which meant giving up club rugby union for a fw years