The Full Story Behind Manu Tuilagi & Denny Solomona Being Sent Home From England Camp

Team culture issues.

Centre Manu Tuilagi and winger Denny Solomona were sent home from England’s training camp for disciplinary reasons yesterday morning. 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 were sent home for disrupting the ‘team culture’ according to an official statement by England Rugby.

According to Press Association Sport, Tuilagi and teammate Denny Solomona attended a squad dinner and having arrived back at the venue of the three-day training camp in Teddington, London, they headed out together for a second time.

The ensuing drinking session ended shortly before dawn and upon hearing of an infraction described in a Rugby Football Union statement as “team culture issues”, head coach Eddie Jones immediately banished the Leicester centre and Sale wing to their clubs, forcing them to miss Monday’s full-contact session.

Jones is to decide whether additional disciplinary action is required and is understood to have been angered by their conduct in the first incident of off-field misbehaviour since he took charge of England in December 2015.

While there is no curfew in place nor established rules for drinking alcohol, the duo are considered to have acted inappropriately in an episode that casts shadows over their future Test prospects.

Jason Hennessy

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