BILLY VUNIPOLA secretly hid his hamstring injury as he was nervous about telling medics that he crocked himself by booting an Aussie Guidelines ball round.
With only one week till the First Check in Johannesburg England's wrecking ball continues to be not one hundred per cent match to face South Africa.
However the Saracens star has assured followers that he is doing all he can to get able to face the Springboks after damaging his leg messing round after coaching.
Trustworthy Billy stated: "It was my fault, I used to be performing some AFL kicking after which my hammy went tight earlier than the Premiership semi-last.
"I didn’t inform the coaches, however once I got here off at half-time towards Wasps I advised them, I used to be like: 'Sorry guys, I used to be doing AFL kicking’. I sewed myself up there and I in all probability shouldn't have stated this.
"I needed to handle myself a bit higher the week after and now I really feel robust once more. I had a very good begin to this week and hopefully, subsequent week I’ll practice absolutely and be positive.
"Once I really feel like I’m again to regular I overlook I used to be injured and that’s in all probability why I get injured on a regular basis.
"I’m purported to strap my arm up too, however I hate sporting strapping so I simply don’t use it. I get this bizarre factor in my head that if I’m strapped, I’m injured."
England boss Eddie Jones desperately wants world-class Vunipola match and firing to cease the Boks having been with out him for greater than a yr now.
As not since 1976 have the vacationers gained in Johannesburg – they usually come into the collection on a wretched run of 4 defeats and their worst Six Nations on document.
Forward of stepping out into the Ellis Park cauldron, Vunipola stated: "We’ve received to scrap for all the things.
"If we’re annoying or making them annoyed that’s in all probability one of the best signal of how up for it we’re. It means we’re of their faces, in any other case they may simply bully us of the park.
"We’ve acquired to attempt to stand as much as that, all the time be there. Tom Curry is an effective instance of somebody who, I’ve by no means seen something prefer it, he’s bouncing round and he’s received lots of power – if he’s annoying me then hopefully he’ll annoy South Africa.
"Hopefully it’s going to be old skool, whose dad is greater than whose dad. That’s the problem we’ve acquired forward of us, we’ve obtained to embrace it or we’ll be on the dropping aspect.
"We’ve simply obtained to battle for all the things. It’s thrilling as a result of it’s fairly easy, we’ve received to battle, scrap for every part and simply annoy them. And their second rows are constructed like oak timber, so we’ve received to go on the market and fly into it."
Vunipola was central to England's document-equalling 18 recreation profitable run from 2016 to 2017.
Nevertheless, he now feels that this present actuality verify and dropping their second-greatest aspect on the earth tag to Eire, was simply what they wanted.
The 25-yr-previous star added: "I feel it’s in all probability a very good factor that we’ve got gone by way of this robust interval.
"You in all probability assume you’re untouchable, however you aren’t. It’s a good lesson to study and hopefully we will come collectively as a workforce on and off the pitch and actually take this tour by the scruff of the neck.
"It’s good that we’re in a humble place and hopefully we will keep humble now up till the top of the World Cup."
BILLY VUNIPOLA secretly hid his hamstring injury as he was frightened about telling medics that he crocked himself by booting an Aussie Guidelines ball round.