Billy Vunipola has been warned about his future conduct by Saracens

Saracens have warned Billy Vunipola about his behaviour and said he made a “serious error of judgment” defending Israel Folau’s social media post claiming “hell awaits” gay people.

England forward Vunipola liked the post by Folau and called for people to “live their lives how God intended”.

He has issued a statement saying he had not intended to “cause suffering”.

“The player has been formally warned about his future conduct,” said Saracens in a statement.