Eddie Jones Doesn’t Hold Back In His Assessment Of Manu Tuilagi


Eddie Jones says Manu Tuilagi needs to lose some weight but has not ruled out picking the Leicester centre in his England team for next month’s Six Nations.

Tuilagi has played three successive games since returning from a long-term knee injury but was omitted by Jones for England’s two-day training camp in Brighton.

Jones  hasn’t ruled out picking him next month.

We’re working with Leicester,” Jones told Sky Sports News.

“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.”

Do you think Tuilagi deserves to be called up next month or is it too soon?

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