Manu Tuilagi ‘Got It Wrong’ Says Coach
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Leicester Tigers boss Matt O’Connor says Manu Tuilagi knows “he got it wrong” after being sent home from England camp.
Both Tuilagi and teammate Denny Solomona were sent home eight days ago by England head coach Eddie Jones for ‘disrupting the team culture.’ Press Association Sport understands that Tuilagi and Solomona went out on the Sunday evening and came back drunk.
O’Connor however, claims he would be “very surprised” if the former Lions centre faced any further ramifications and believes he still should be very much a part of Eddie Jones’ plans going forward.
Jones is yet to decide if there should be any further disciplinary action for either player.
“He understands that he made a mistake. He knows he got it wrong,” O’Connor told reporters at Welford Road on Tuesday.
“He has come back with a renewed attitude. He understands what the standards are around the England environment.
“It was one of those things. He made a mistake, and retrospectively, he knows he made a mistake. He is moving forward now.
“I would be very surprised if it had further ramifications. Eddie is a smart guy.”