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Billy Vunipola set to find extent of ankle damage

Billy Vunipola will uncover the severity of his ankle damage on Tuesday as England sweat over his availability for the climax to their Global Cup crew marketing campaign in opposition to France.

Vunipola failed to seem for the second-half of a 39-10 victory over Argentina on Saturday that assured their presence within the quarter-finals with the Pool C finale at World Stadium Yokohama nonetheless to play.

The marauding Saracens quantity 8 is the one participant to have began all 12 of England’s video games this yr and the overpowering precedence might be to make sure he’s have compatibility for the final 8.

Billy Vunipola has had a scan on his injured ankle (Ashley Western/PA)

“Billy has had a scan and we can have a clearer image the next day to come (Tuesday),” scrum trainer Neal Hatley stated.

“He’s being assessed, that may cross on right through the day after which we’ll see how he pulls up. He has every other 24 hours after which we’ll make a company analysis.”

If Vunipola fails to tug via then Tom Curry or Mark Wilson will deputise within the again row, however his absence will nonetheless have an important have an effect on on England’s ball sporting.

Tom Curry may just come into the England facet (Adam Davy/PA)

Mako Vunipola made his comeback from a hamstring damage in opposition to Argentina and would fill the void, however Hatley insists there are different choices within the Purple Rose ranks.

“We plan for all scenarios and with what we have now were given in Ellis Genge, Mako Vunipola, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes and Kyle Sinckler, there are other folks to select up the slack when Mako and Billy don’t play,” Hatley stated.

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“Now we have performed numerous rugby with out them. Billy is the most important determine for us, however other folks pick out up the slack.”

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