‘Fittest-ever’ Vunipola can give England World Cup power, says Steve Borthwick

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Steve Borthwick has backed Billy Vunipola to power up England’s World Cup campaign with his captain, Owen Farrell, insisting “going under the radar” in France can work in his side’s favour.

Vunipola has been out of action since April with a knee injury but is closing in on a much-needed return on Saturday as England seek to get their campaign back on track after a disappointing defeat by Wales last weekend.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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