May 24 (Reuters) - Centre Manu Tuilagi has withdrawn from England’s squad for next month’s three-test series in Australia due to a hamstring injury, the Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.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