Young backs Vunipola for England honours
December 24, 2012
Wasps' Billy Vunipola produced another eye-catching display in his side's Premiership victory over Sale Sharks © Getty Images
London Wasps boss Dai Young has tipped in-form No.8 Billy Vunipola for an England call-up ahead of the Six Nations.
The 20-year-old has earned rave reviews this season and Young believes he is on course to join his brother - Saracens prop Mako Vunipola - in the England set-up where Gloucester's Ben Morgan and Leicester's Thomas Waldrom are currently vying for the No.8 shirt.
Speaking in the wake of Wasps' 25-18 victory over Sale Sharks on Sunday, Young was full of praise for Vunipola. "Billy was outstanding for us, he's been in that vein all season," he said. "It's hard to believe he's only 20 and I believe he's ready for an England call up as he won't let anyone down."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
England broke their losing streak, but this was not them clawing their way back among the best, writes Tom Hamilton
Wales were just 13 minutes from a famous victory, but the lessons to be learned in defeat are almost exactly the same as those from previous near-misses, writes Huw Richards
Ahead of England's clash with Samoa, Scrum Sevens takes a wander down memory lane and celebrates seven examples of Pacific Islands magic
England must find a way to improve their game by tiny margins and they will get there, writes Phil Vickery