Six Nations 2020: England lose star centre Manu Tuilagi for crunch Six Nations clash with Scotland

Manu Tuilagi in action
Manu Tuilagi in action Photo credit: Reuters

England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland, with a groin injury sustained during their shock defeat by France.

Tuilagi limped off early in the 24-17 loss in Paris, when he tweaked his groin, and scans confirmed the Leicester player had a low-grade strain that would keep him out of the Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.

But coach Eddie Jones said he was optimistic the 28-year-old would return in time for their home fixture against Ireland later this month.

"He has got a slight low-grade adductor strain," said the Australian. "But hopefully he will be fit for Ireland, which is very good news... outstanding news."

England are fourth in the standings, after the first round of fixtures, while Scotland are fifth.