England head coach Eddie Jones has fired a stern warning to prop Kyle Sinckler over his future conduct following arrest in New Zealand.
The British and Irish Lion was arrested following the third Test with the All Blacks after an altercation in an Auckland nightclub.
Though the 24-year-old was not charged following his arrest, Jones has, as reported by the Daily Mail, warned the Harlequins tighthead that he must learn from the incident or risk damaging his international career.
“He has to understand that the team comes before the individual.
“If he wants to develop his rugby career, that’ll be the big thing for him. It’s a good lesson to have and everyone will see that and learn from it. If they don’t, they are in strife.
“You need to pick the right place to have a drink. After the third Test for the Lions you don’t go to a crowded club in Auckland. You’re going to have every idiot in Auckland wanting to take him on because they know he’s a hot head.
“There’ll be some bloke saying to his mate, “Hey, go and talk to that idiot over there”.
“The experienced players don’t go to those clubs. It’s not a black mark against him — but it will be if he does it again.”
Sinckler featured as a replacement in the Lions’ three Tests against New Zealand, with Irishman Tadhg Furlong starting in the No.3 jersey.
The Harlequins star is now seeking to take over scrummaging duties from Dan Cole for England. With Jones’ words ringing in his ears, the explosive prop knows he must steer clear of those off-field incidents that could distract him from a very promising international career.
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