England rugby star Billy Vunipola has turned to boxing in a bid to improve his fitness after having to stall his comeback for Saracens this weekend.
Vunipola has only played 93 minutes of Premiership rugby this season due to injuries but was still included in
The 25-year-old is only dealing with a minor problem which – it is understood – has now been resolved after a pre-arranged medical procedure was carried out this week.
England rugby star Billy Vunipola has turned to boxing in a bid to improve his fitness
Vunipola was pictured on Monday punching the pads as England trained in Bristol
England coach Jones will hope Vunipola – who has suffered a broken arm (twice), knee damage and shoulder trouble in the last couple of years – will be able to avoid being the wars ahead of this Autumn’s internationals which kick-off against South Africa in November.
Jones took a closer look at his squad as he put them through their paces for England’s training camp in Bristol.
One player the 58-year-old would have particularly kept a keen eye out for is giant winger Joe Cokanasiga, who was part of the squad that trained on Monday.
Tom Curry (left) and Dylan Hartley (right) taking part in a tackling drill during Monday’s session
Chris Robshaw (middle) and Kyle Sinckler (left) were also on show for England’s training camp
He is a big fan of the 20-year-old, who weighs almost 18st, and has said he could be England’s wild card at the World Cup.
England boss Eddie Jones kept a watchful eye on his stars as he put them through their paces
England will also train at Clifton College in Bristol on Tuesday as part of their training camp