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England’s Billy Vunipola has defended Australia’s Israel Folau following controversial social media posts in which he said “hell awaits” gay people.

Folau looks certain to be sacked by Australia for the comments.

Saracens forward Vunipola, who was criticised for liking the post, has called for people to “live their lives how God intended”.

“Man was made for woman to procreate, that was the goal no?” Vunipola added in a post of his own