Denny Solomona and Manu Tuilagi have been sent home today from England’s training camp following what been described as “team culture issues”.
A short statement issued by the RFU read: “Denny Solomona and Manu Tuilagi have been sent home today from England’s training camp following team culture issues. We will not be commenting further.”
The decision to send the pair home has left many speculating as to the incident or incidents that gave rise to the decision.
Understand Solomona and Tuilagi episode is alcohol-related. The pair trained normally on Saturday and Sunday but sent home this morning.
— Chris Jones BBC (@chjones9) August 7, 2017
Some reports are claiming that it was an alcohol related issue and that the pair had been involved in some manner of altercation with each other.
Just last week Eddie Jones was singing the praises of Tuilagi, who had returned to the England camp after a long injury layoff.
“It’s nice to see him back training and back into it. He was a player who demolished New Zealand,” said Jones of the Leicester Tigers back.
“If his motivation and desire is right then he can be an outstanding player for us and add to the depth of the squad.”
Solomona spoke to Shark TV before heading off to training camp.