Manu Tuilagi given final warning by England coach Eddie Jones

Manu Tuilagi has been warned by England boss Eddie Jones
Manu Tuilagi has been warned by England boss Eddie Jones
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England coach Eddie Jones stated that Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi will be assessed in the coming weeks to determine his chances of featuring in the autumn internationals following his latest disciplinary setback.

Tuilagi along with Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona was sent back from the England training camp in Teddington last month for a reported alcohol related incident.

Tuilagi has featured in just one Test in the last three years with his career being marred by a series of injuries and disciplinary issues. However, Jones insisted that the 26-year-old along with rugby league convert Solomona will be in contention for the November Tests, provided they have the right attitude.

"Everybody makes bad mistakes, we've all done it," said Jones speaking at Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester.

"So we'll just assess them at the next period in time. I've already met one of them face to face and if their attitude is right we'll pick them, if not, we won't.

"These things happen, it's a poor choice. I understand they made a poor choice."

When asked if he was making a special case for the 26-year-old Tuilagi, given his shocking disciplinary record, Jones said: "He's only done it once with me, the same with Denny.

"Everybody talks about previous records but he's only done it once with me. If he does it again he'll be spending a lot of time in the Midlands."

Earlier while announcing the squad, Jones described Tuilagi as a player capable of "demolishing" the world champion All Blacks, as he demonstrated in his greatest performance for England, the famous 38-21 victory over New Zealand at Twickenham in 2012.

 

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