Manu Tuilagi’s international future is in jeopardy after he was sent home by head coach Eddie Jones.
It’s emerged that he returned to the team hotel at 4.30am on Monday following a late night drinking session in London with teammate Denny Solomona.
It is understood the pair went out after the squad had returned to the hotel after a team dinner.
Jones is now thought to be weighing up whether either player has a long-term future in his squad.
“They’ve breached the code of conduct that the players try and live by and Eddie has made that decision,” said Danny Care, the England scrum-half, speaking at the launch of the team’s new Canterbury kit. Tuilagi had earlier been withdrawn from the kit launch after his indiscretion.
“It shows that no one is above the law. That’s the way it has been since Eddie has taken over. There’s a code of conduct we’re all signed up for.
“It’s about making the right decisions at the right time.
“We’re given a lot of licence by the coaches to make the right decisions.
“People know what is right and wrong and what to do at the right time and whatever happened last night wasn’t the right time.”