Mako Vunipola to miss England's Six Nations game against Ireland

Mako Vunipola played 55 minutes during the game against Scotland
Mako Vunipola played 55 minutes during the game against Scotland

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola will miss England's upcoming Six Nations game against Ireland due to family reasons.

Vunipola already missed the opening game against France with an injury and returned back to the second game against Scotland where he played for 57 minutes . He will now head to Tonga for personal reasons with Bath's Beno Obano replacing him in the 33-man squad.

“Mako Vunipola is not included as he has travelled back to Tonga for family reasons,” read a Rugby Football Union statement on Tuesday.

An update on Manu Tuilagi's recovery from a groin injury and Henry Slade's progress from ankle injury is expected to be out on Wednesday.

England currently are at the fourth place in the Six Nations table and will lock horns with Ireland next in the third round at Twickenham Stadium on 23rd February.

England’s 33-man squad

Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Tom Dunn, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Harry Williams

Backs: Elliot Daly, Ollie Devoto, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, George Ford, George Furbank, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Henry Slade, Ollie Thorley, Manu Tuilagi, Jacob Umaga, Ben Youngs


England Fixtures