Eddie Jones reveals the practical jokes being played on Manu Tuilagi ahead of move to France

England head coach Eddie Jones will not stand in Manu Tuilagi’s way if the England centre wants to join Racing 92 in a big-money move.

“We just have fun about it,” said England head coach Jones ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations game against Wales.

“Give him baguettes, croissants, wear berets. Good fun.

Manu Tuilagi of England congratulates Jonny May of England having scored a try during the Guinness Six Nations Round Two match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 10th February 2019. [Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK].

“As long as he doesn’t get on the Eurostar between now and Saturday I’ve got no comment on it because all I’m worried about is Saturday.

“I don’t decide what he does for his family. Every player has a family situation they have got to look after and I want them to look after their families.


“He is in our family at the moment and we want him to play well for us – that is our only concern right now.

“He’s got to make a decision and what decision he makes will be up to him. He’s a massively important part of our team. The guys like playing with him, they love him.

“He loves playing with the team and that is his only concern at the moment.”

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