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Billy Vunipola opens up about period of self-reflection

Posted On: 8 Aug 2020   |   Posted By: Planet Rugby

Billy Vunipola opens up about period of self-reflection

Billy Vunipola believes he let down England at the Rugby World Cup and has even failed to offer enough support to brother Mako over the years.
The Saracens number eight has revealed he used the coronavirus lockdown for “self-reflection”, and now wants to make up for lost time with team-mates and family.
Vunipola revealed he has spoken to members of England's World Cup squad over several “personal” issues, saying only that his “head was in the clouds” for parts of Japan 2019.
England thumped double defending champions New Zealand 19-7 in the semi-finals only to be stung 32-12 by South Africa in the final.
Vunipola has now admitted to several shortcomings in his personal conduct - and also conceded he has been at pains to improve his relationship with brother and England and Saracens team-mate Mako.
“I always looked to blame someone else or something else and I finally realised, when I spoke to my parents, that I need to take ownership,” said Vunipola.
“Those guys never lie to me. It was hard to look at myself...

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