Rugby-England sweat on Vunipola fitness ahead of France clashReuters | Tokyo | Updated: 07-10-2019 10:11 IST | Created: 07-10-2019 10:07 IST
England are awaiting the outcome of tests on Billy Vunipola's injured ankle as the number eight faces a race to be fit for their final Rugby World Cup Pool C clash against France on Saturday. The 26-year-old started his 12th straight match, and seventh in two months, for England in Saturday's 39-10 victory over Argentina but left the field in pain at halftime after twisting his left ankle.
"We will have a clearer picture tomorrow. He's having a scan as a precaution," England scrum coach Neal Hatley told a news conference on Monday. "He's walking around with a smile on his face -- but it's nearly lunchtime so he's happy."