England head coach Eddie Jones has told Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi to lose weight after omitting him from this week’s national team training camp in Brighton.
“We’re working with Leicester,” said Jones of the centre, who last played for England in the 2016 Six Nations.
“At the moment he needs dedicated training time with his club. With every game he gets a little bit sharper.
“He still needs to lose a bit of weight – I think those turkeys at Christmas were good! Or maybe the Samoans eat roast pigs, I think he had plenty of that. But he’s moving in the right direction.
“Is he in my plans for Six Nations? Potentially. He’s still got the ability to do things that others cannot do. He’s someone we’ll keep watching very closely.”