Billy Vunipola added to England squad


Billy Vunipola has been added to the England squad ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with Scotland after making a successful return from injury for Saracens.

Vunipola - named in a 30-man training squad - had been sidelined since November after undergoing knee surgery but managed 72 minutes of Sarries' 35-27 Premiership win against Newcastle Falcons on Sunday.

Eddie Jones will welcome having the powerful number eight at his disposal as England look to complete unprecedented back-to-back Six Nations grand slams, sitting three points clear at the top after three matches.

Speaking to BBC Newcastle before the squad was announced, Vunipola said: "I talked to Eddie this week and said that if I come through the game then we can talk.

"I'd love to be back in the mix but I don't want to disrespect anybody and say I'll walk straight back in."

Harlequins wing Marland Yarde has also been added to the squad.