May 24, 2016 / 11:36 AM / a year ago

Rugby-Injured Tuilagi ruled out of England squad for Australia tour

May 24 (Reuters) - Centre Manu Tuilagi has withdrawn from England's squad for next month's three-test series in Australia due to a hamstring injury, the Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.

Tuilagi returned to the England side during this year's Six Nations following a succession of injury and disciplinary problems.

He was named on Sunday in coach Eddie Jones's 32-man squad for the tour Down Under despite picking up an injury playing for Leicester in the Premiership semi-final against Saracens on Saturday.

"It's bad luck for Manu so close to the tour but it provides a great opportunity for someone else," Jones said in a statement on the RFU website (www.englandrugby.com).

The 25-year-old has won 26 caps for England since his debut in 2011. (Reporting by Ian Rodricks in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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