Manu Tuilagi will miss Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Scotland due to a “low-grade” groin strain but England head coach Eddie Jones is confident the centre’s tournament is not over.


The Leicester midfielder was retained on Monday in a 34-man training squad to prepare for this weekend’s game at Murrayfield despite having limped off 16 minutes into Sunday’s 24-17 defeat to France in Paris.

Jones confirmed on Tuesday that Tuilagi will not be available in Edinburgh, but is hopeful the 28-year-old will be back for the rest of the championship.

“Manu had his MRI scan (on Monday night) and he has a slight, low-grade adductor strain,” the Australian said. “We’re hopeful he’ll be fit for Ireland. It’s very good news, outstanding news.”

Here is Tuilagi’s injury record over the years:

2012: Missed Six Nations matches against Italy and Scotland because of a hamstring problem.

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2013: Ruled out for six months because of a torn chest muscle.

2014: Initially sidelined for three games because of a groin injury only for a recurrence to result in a 15-month absence.


2016: Knee, groin, hamstring and another groin injury decimate his 2016.

2017: Ruled out for six months because of a damaged cruciate knee ligament, visiting a witch doctor in Samoa in an attempt to heal.

2018: Suffers chest injury towards the end of the season, ruling him out of the summer tour to South Africa.

2019: Incurs minor hamstring injury then suffers minor groin injury that runs into 2020.

– Press Association 

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