England’s Denny Solomona eager to move on from bans and booze


Sale wing who has made headlines for the wrong reasons during his time in union hopes to make the right impression in South Africa

Denny Solomona’s rugby union career is only 18 months old but it has, to put it mildly, been eventful. He has scored 21 tries in 28 Premiership matches for Sale after terminating his contract with rugby league’s Castleford, which cost the Sharks a reported £300,000 in compensation and legal fees, marked his debut for England in Argentina last year with the winning try in the first Test, was sent home from a national training camp two months later in disgrace after a late‑night drinking session with Manu Tuilagi and missed the final month of this season while he served a ban for allegedly making a homophobic remark to the Worcester fly-half Jamie Shillcock.

The 24-year-old wing, who was capped by Samoa in rugby league, has been in Brighton with England this past week, preparing for next Sunday’s friendly against the Barbarians at Twickenham before the three-Test tour to South Africa.

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Written by Paul Rees
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/19/england-denny-solomona-bans-south-africa under the title “England’s Denny Solomona eager to move on from bans and booze”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.