Saturday 21 October 2017

England ponder curfew

With the World Cup approaching, England head coach Stuart Lancaster has not yet decided whether to implement a curfew on his players
With the World Cup approaching, England head coach Stuart Lancaster has not yet decided whether to implement a curfew on his players
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

England head coach Stuart Lancaster is yet to consider implementing a curfew or ban his players from drinking as the Rugby World Cup looms large

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi will not be considered by Lancaster until January 2016 after being fined for two counts of assaulting a police officer, assault by beating and causing criminal damage.

Sale's Danny Cipriani was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and must wait until early August to discover the outcome of a police investigation. Both incidents took place in the early hours of the morning.

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley, meanwhile, was banned for four weeks for headbutting Saracens hooker Jamie George and was omitted. The squad gathered on Monday when Lancaster addressed them ahead of the World Cup, which begins at Twickenham against Fiji on September 18.

"The players know their responsibilities and the consequence of poor behaviour and poor decisions," Lancaster said.

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