Billy Vunipola set for scan after injury in England’s win over Ireland

21:43 23 February 2014

Billy Vunipola of England recieves treatment during the RBS Six Nations match against Ireland. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

Billy Vunipola of England recieves treatment during the RBS Six Nations match against Ireland. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

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England number eight Billy Vunipola is to undergo a scan on his ankle injury on Monday afternoon, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

The Saracens back row was helped off in the 37th minute of Saturday’s 13-10 RBS 6 Nations victory over Ireland at Twickenham after falling awkwardly on the joint of his right leg.

The 21-year-old forward returned to watch the second half from the bench with the damaged area heavily strapped.

If the scan rules him out of the visit of Wales on March 9, his replacement against Ireland Ben Morgan will start against the defending champions.

Flanker Tom Wood has recovered from the camp he suffered on Saturday and will return to the squad’s Surrey training base on Tuesday morning alongside the matchday 23.

Once the a review of the Ireland game has been completed, the replacements bench will return to their clubs and the starting XV will remain in camp.

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