Billy Vunipola has refused to back down after speaking out in support of disgraced Australia superstar Israel Folau, who has been sacked by his union for a series of homophobic outbursts.
England's No 8 found himself at the centre of a storm in April after posting on Instagram that 'man was made for woman to procreate', in line with the religious views of his Anglo-Tongan family.
But despite being officially warned by his club, Saracens, and the RFU, the 26-year-old is standing by his beliefs, while seeking to draw a line under the episode.
'I have made my position clear and what I don't want to do is become a distraction to the players around me,' said the younger Vunipola brother, during England's pre-World Cup training camp in Bristol.
'I don't really want to address the situation; we dealt with it a few months ago. I'm not going to expand on it or take a step back.'
Vunipola confirmed that the contentious post has not been deleted and added: 'I think social media is a positive tool to use and there is no restriction on it, from the RFU or anyone else.'