sport news Slimline Mako Vunipola raring to go ahead of England's World Cup campaign

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Slimline Mako Vunipola raring to go ahead of England's World Cup campaign after shedding the pounds following surgery on torn hamstring Mako Vunipola piled on the pounds following his hamstring tendon surgery  But, during rehab, he slimmed down to 19st 3lbs and hopes to lose more weight Vunipola is now targeting a career low weight of 19st ahead of the World Cup

By Nik Simon for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:16 BST, 20 August 2019 | Updated: 22:16 BST, 20 August 2019

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Mako Vunipola has been pushed to gruelling heights in preparation for his potential England comeback on Saturday.

But spare a thought for the female airport assistant who had to push the 19st prop between terminals on a wheelchair during the journey home for his brother’s .

After tearing a hamstring during Saracens’ Champions Cup final win in May, Vunipola was unable to walk for two weeks. He passed most of the time in bed, except for toilet breaks, meals and a best man’s speech for Billy, his younger sibling, back home in Tonga.

Mako Vunipola has revealed he has shed weight during his recovery from hamstring surgery

Mako Vunipola has revealed he has shed weight during his recovery from hamstring surgery

Vunipola currently weighs 19st 3lbs after following a relentless running routine for four weeks

Vunipola currently weighs 19st 3lbs after following a relentless running routine for four weeks

The 28-year-old is keen to reach a career low weight of 19st before the World Cup in Japan

The 28-year-old is keen to reach a career low weight of 19st before the World Cup in Japan

The surgery kept the 28-year-old out of England’s warm-up Tests against Wales, but he has declared himself fit to face Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.

‘I tore the tendon at the top of my hamstring and the muscle became detached from the bone, so the surgeon had to go back in and re-attach it,’ said Vunipola.

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‘For two weeks, I wasn’t allowed to strain my

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