England head coach Eddie Jones has warned Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi that if he misbehaves again he will be “spending a lot of time in the Midlands.”
Tuilagi, 26, was dismissed from an England training camp in early August after embarking on a drinking session with teammate Denny Solomona — and Jones hinted he has since conducted showdown talks with Tuilagi.
“Everybody makes bad mistakes, we’ve all done it. So we’ll just assess them at the next period in time,” Jones said at a Soccerex Global Convention.
“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.
“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.”
Tuilagi has a history of disciplinary problems, including punching England teammate Chris Ashton during a club game, making “bunny ears” behind then-Prime Minister David Cameron and being cautioned by police for diving into Auckland harbour.
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Jones issues final warning to Tuilagi
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