Mako Vunipola predicts ‘different level’ Ireland to pose a real challenge against England after Georgia and Italy wins
“I’d love to say yes to that, but it’s difficult also because it would be unfair to those back on the island, to see myself being an old man coming in and taking that opportunity away from them,” Vunipola said.
“As a Tongan, all I want really for the Islanders is a better opportunity for all of them and a better life. If that means I can help with that then I’ll try my best.
“There’s a lot of people like myself who go overseas to try and find a better life and provide for people back home so you can’t take that away from them, that opportunity of playing for someone else, representing a different country.
“But I also feel for those who need an opportunity just to get themselves on to the international stage and getting themselves a better chance. It’s a catch-22 really.”
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