England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury.

The 28-year-old, one of England’s best performers so far in the championship, suffered ankle ligament damage in Sunday’s 44-8 win over France at Twickenham.

He is expected to be out for 10 weeks and will return to his club Saracens.

“It is obviously very disappointing to lose Mako at this stage,” England head coach Eddie Jones said.

“He is an important player for us but it does provide an opportunity for the team to grow.”

More to follow.

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