“At the moment I am not really enjoying the weather even though it is probably closer to the climate,” says Billy Vunipola, sheltered from the scorching Miyazaki heat. “Things like that remind myself that I am still the boy from the island. It is something that I will probably never waiver from.”

The England rugby star is reflecting on his heritage. Not Australia, where he was born, or Wales where he grew up, but Tonga, the land of his mother and father and family before them. Vunipola has never been shy about discussing his blood line, in fact he is the opposite. He is proud to be a Tongan.

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Billy Vunipola: The boy from the island tasked with putting his Tongan heritage aside for England
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