Mako Vunipola is an absolute machine and England should go all out now and target Grand Slam after Ireland win
- Mako Vunipola gets through more work than any other loosehead in world rugby
- Physically he might not look like James Haskell, but he’s setting the standards
- Vunipola’s work around the field is what really sets him apart from the rest
Mako Vunipola, take a bow. He may look like Dumbo with his giant earlobes but he is an absolute machine.
He gets through more work than any other loosehead in world rugby and he was phenomenal in Dublin.
Physically he might not look like James Haskell, but he’s consistently setting the standards for England.
Mako Vunipola, take a bow – he may look like Dumbo with his giant earlobes but he is a machine
His scrum is a solid international standard but it’s his work around the field that really sets him apart from the rest.
England bullied Ireland physically and Mako was at the heart of everything. He carried the ball 11 times and made 25 tackles. You don’t get much better than that in a top end Test match.
He was backed up by Kyle Sinckler, who lived up to his Young Bull status and brought a really confrontational attitude. He didn’t take a backwards step and Mark Wilson was never far behind him.
England should go all out now and target the Grand Slam. They’ve beaten Ireland in Dublin so anything is possible.
I had a feeling that, with the big boys coming back, they would have a point to prove after being written off.
Ireland didn’t seem to enjoy the favourites tag and they looked lost at times.
England should go all out now and target the Grand Slam – they’ve beaten Ireland in Dublin
It will obviously raise English spirits and confidence levels will be high, but I think they have always been high deep down.
Confidence is the biggest thing Eddie instilled in the players when he first came in – and that’s has remained in the group regardless of results.
They’ll enjoy a quiet Guinness on the flight home but only one, then they’ll start thinking about smashing France at Twickenham next week.