LONDON – England prop Mako Vunipola will be sidelined for 10 days after re-injuring his hamstring during the side’s record 57-15 rout of Ireland in a World Cup warm-up match last weekend, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday.
Vunipola – who was injured in Saracens’ Champions Cup final win over Leinster in May and required surgery that ruled him out for the rest of the season – made his return at Twickenham on Saturday.
But he lasted only a few minutes as a replacement before he hobbled off.
“Mako Vunipola has a small tear of scar tissue, which will require approximately 10 days of rehabilitation,” the RFU said in a statement.
“Ben Moon will join up with the squad as a temporary replacement to train in Treviso.”