Manu Tuilagi ruled out of England's Six Nations game against Scotland

Manu Tuilagi has another injury setback
Manu Tuilagi has another injury setback

England international Manu Tuilagi will miss the upcoming Six Nations game against Scotland following a groin injury.

Tuilagi suffered a groin injury during the 16th minute of the opening game of the Six Nations against France and despite the setback he was retained in the 35-man training squad ahead of the Calcutta Cup encounter.

England coach Eddie Jones confirmed that the 28-year-old has a 'grade one' injury and is expected to be available for the round three game against Ireland.

"Not serious at all. It's a slight grade one, so he should be back for the Ireland game," he told Sky Sports News.

"It's fantastic news for Manu. He's had a long history of groin injuries but it's not a serious injury.

"He's already starting his rehab."

The absence of Tuilagi means Jones is now left with Jonathan Joseph, Ollie Devoto and Fraser Dingwall as the midfield options for the game at BT Murrayfield.

Since 2006, England have played seven games at Murrayfield Stadium against Scotland and have managed to win three games with the encounter in 2010 finishing in a draw.

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