France v England - International MatchBorn in Brisbane, Australia, to Tongan parents and raised in England, Billy Vunipola has been bounced around. But in his playing career, he has been bouncing off opponents left, right and centre.

The 20st No 8 started off at the Wasps Academy and was immediately earmarked for great things, representing England Under-18s and U20 and quickly progressing into the Wasps first team.

Following two eye-catching seasons, he moved to Saracens in 2013 and won his first cap against Argentina that summer, coming off the bench and scoring a try in a 32-3 win.

A powerhouse with the ball in hand, England will look to the 22-year-old to get them over the gain line and punch holes in the opposition defence, while plugging any gaps in their own with his predilection for shuddering hits.

At Saracens with his brother and England team-mate Mako, Vunipola tasted defeat in the 2014 Aviva Premiership final and the European Cup semi-final, losing to Northampton and Clermont Auvergne respectively.

But Vunipola helped to reverse that trend in last season’s Premiership final, as Saracens convincingly beat Bath 28-16. Vunipola will be desperately hoping for another addition to his trophy cabinet at the World Cup.

The Saints Smokin’ Joe On a high-scoring weekend of Aviva Premiership action, Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson produced a contender for Try of the Season in their 36-29 win over Exeter…

Jonathan Joseph

The England camp has been buzzing this weekend after the confidence-boosting win over Wales last Friday, especially after being 10-0 down. Sky Sports presenter Alex Payne grabbed George Kruis and…