Mako Vunipola boost for England but Jack Nowell ‘touch and go’ for World Cup


• Prop Vunipola to miss Italy trip but likely to be ready for Tonga• Exeter wing Nowell’s Japan chances in the balance, says coachEngland prop Mako Vunipola, whose injury was the sole blight on their record 57-15 demolition of Ireland at Twickenham, has a small tear of scar tissue in his hamstring which will need some 10 days of rehabilitation to heal.That will be a huge relief for Eddie Jones as his England squad fly out to Treviso to continue their preparations for next month’s World Cup in Japan with a final warmup match, against Italy on 6 September at St James’ Park. Related: All Blacks o…

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