Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand due to an ongoing shoulder injury.
Here’s how social reacted to the bad news on Sunday night.
Billy Vunipola injury is a big loss to the Lions; one player the Kiwis were genuinely nervous about facing.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) May 21, 2017
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) May 21, 2017
Absolutely massive blow to @lionsofficial losing Billy Vunipola. Not sure if there could have been a bigger loss of personnel.
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) May 21, 2017
Billy Vunipola out of the Lions tour.
James Haskell has been called up
— Tom Hamilton (@tomESPNscrum) May 21, 2017
— Tom Wood (@tomwood678) May 21, 2017
Performance from Billy Vunipola at Sandy Park one of the best individual displays of the season, despite defeat. Sucker punch for the Lions.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) May 21, 2017
James Haskell replaces an injured Billy Vunipola. So, to update that squad it now includes;
36 x Lions
1 x Bantersauras Rex
— Super Gavin Henson (@UnrealGavHenson) May 22, 2017
Imagine losing Billy Vunipola & replacing him with a selfie stick
— Graham Love (@GLove39) May 21, 2017
— Will Carling (@willcarling) May 21, 2017
In other news Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour… pic.twitter.com/FFJJZurPlS
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) May 21, 2017
Vunipola is a loss yes,….. but everyone calm down Faletau is just as good, lots seemed to have forgotten how good he is
— Robert Rees (@Rreesrugby) May 21, 2017