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Billy Vunipola handed formal warning by RFU after Saracens No 8 expressed 'genuine regret' over controversial social media comments The RFU have given England and Saracens No 8 Billy Vunipola a formal warning  Vunipola was criticised for 'liking' a homophobic Instagram post by Israel Folau Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia for saying gay people are destined for 'hell' The RFU say Vunipola expressed 'genuine regret' over his social media remarks

By Peter Rutzler For Mailonline

Published: 10:12 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 10:18 BST, 16 April 2019

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Billy Vunipola has been handed a formal warning by the RFU over his controversial social media comments in support of homophobic remarks made by Israel Folau. 

The England No 8 was criticised for 'liking' a post from Folau in which the Australian full-back said that homosexuals and other 'sinners' were destined for 'hell', before commenting that 'man was made for woman to procreate'. 

Folau has since been sacked by Rugby Australia for his second anti-gay social media posting this year and Vunipola received a formal warning from his Gallagher Premiership employers Saracens.

The RFU have given Billy Vunipola a formal warning for his controversial social media remarks

The RFU have given Billy Vunipola a formal warning for his controversial social media remarks 

Vunipola received a formal warning from Saracens over controversial social media comments

Vunipola received a formal warning from Saracens over controversial social media comments

In a statement, the RFU said:

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