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What does EJ Call Tuilagi
Discussion started by Faithful_City (IP Logged), 12 August, 2019 21:43
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Faithful_City
12 August, 2019 21:43
Looks like Tuilagi is finally going to make a World Cup and been given a nickname by the one and only Eddie Jones

Good luck and if you hit form the other defenses had better watch out!

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Eddie Jones has a new nickname for Manu Tuilagi – “the pinball machine”. The Leicester centre didn’t think he would get the chance to be the subject of the England coach’s humour in the build-up to the World Cup, but he was glad to be the reason for some amusement at the squad announcement on Monday for the finals in Japan.

Tuilagi and the World Cup have not been happy bedfellows. The centre was fined by the RFU and cautioned by police after jumping off a ferry as it docked in Auckland harbour after England were knocked out of the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

He was then charged with assaulting a police officer in 2015, with then-coach Stuart Lancaster deciding he could not pick a player who had been involved in that kind of incident. If left him ignored for the tournament England were hosting.

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