Leicester Tigers Release Statement Following Manu Tuilagi’s Departure From England Camp
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Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona have been sent home from England’s training camp for disciplary reasons. League convert Solomona made his debut with a match-winning try against Argentina in June, while Tuilagi has recently returned to the national set-up after injury,
Both players have been sent home for disrupting the ‘team culture’ according to an official statement by England Rugby.
According to reports from Chris Jones of the BBC, alcohol was involved. The pair trained normally on Saturday and Sunday morning by were sent home from camp this morning.
Following Tuilagi’s departure, Leicester have released the following statement:
“Leicester Tigers are disappointed to learn that Manu Tuilagi has been sent home from the England training camp.”
Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said:
“This is particularly disappointing because Manu has worked so hard to get back to fitness after long-term injury and to get back into the England squad.
“This matter has been dealt with by the RFU and we will talk to Manu on his return to the club.”