Update has been given on Billy Vunipola's proposed move to Montpellier following arrest - Ruck

Update has been given on Billy Vunipola’s proposed move to Montpellier following arrest

England rugby star Billy Vunipola has been fined 240 euros (£205) following an incident in Majorca, Spain, where he was arrested, according to RUCK sources.

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The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday in Palma, the capital of the Spanish island, during which Vunipola was allegedly Tasered by police in the early hours of the morning and subsequently charged with “resisting the law”.

While the police investigation has concluded, Vunipola’s club, Saracens, has stated they will handle the matter “internally”.

Vunipola himself has characterised the incident as an “unfortunate misunderstanding” and has pledged to cooperate fully with Saracens’ internal investigation. He refuted claims of violence or threats, asserting there was no altercation involving bottles or chairs.

“Contrary to media reports, there was no violence, no fight and I did not threaten anybody at any stage, with bottles or chairs or anything else,” Vunipola stated.

Vunipola has since paid the fine and issued an “unreserved apology” to those affected by the incident.

Despite initial doubts surrounding his proposed move to Montpellier, recent reports suggest such concerns have been dispelled.

“All is well,” revealed a source close to the French club, owned by billionaire Mohed Altrad. “No one in France is talking about it.”

2025 Six Nations fixtures confirmed with England handed toughest possible start

England will kick off their 2025 Guinness Six Nations campaign with an away match at the Aviva Stadium against Ireland. 

Commenting on the 2025 Guinness Six Nations fixtures, Tom Harrison, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said:

“The Guinness Men’s Six Nations is an appointment to view each year, delivering blockbuster entertainment for fans all over the world. The Championship never fails to deliver unpredictable excitement and experiences for fans to look forward to and then savour. 

“The announcement of the next instalment of fixtures is always keenly anticipated by fans, and with tickets now available for the 2025 fixtures, coupled with extensive broadcast coverage of the games, fans can already begin looking forward to what is in store as the action for the remaining rounds of this year’s Championship plays out.”

2025 Siz Nations Fixtures


  • Friday 31 January
    • France vs Wales – 8.15pm
  • Saturday 1 February
    • Scotland vs Italy – 2.15pm
    • Ireland vs England – 4.45pm
Jamison Gibson-Park of Ireland spins the ball out during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK


  • Saturday 8 February
    • Italy vs Wales – 2.15pm
    • England vs France – 4.45pm
  • Sunday 9 February
    • Scotland vs Ireland – 3pm