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Manu Tuilagi has apologised for pulling a prank on David Cameron

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 10:49 | Comments

Manu Tuilagi playes the prank on David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street
Manu Tuilagi playes the prank on David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street

England centre Manu Tuilagi has apologised for playing a prank on British Prime Minister David Cameron during the British and Irish Lions' visit to Downing Street on Monday afternoon.

Tuilagi gave Cameron 'bunny ears' while stood behind and to the left of the Conservative Party leader as a group of players and management posed for a photo at the function to honour the Lions' 2-1 series victory over Australia.

Using Twitter to express his remorse for the incident, the Leicester Tigers later apologised.

It is not the first time Tuilagi has been the centre of controversy as he was fined £3,000 by the English Rugby Football Union after he jumped from a ferry during England's World Cup campaign in New Zealand two years ago.

Tuilagi was cautioned by police on that occasion and disciplined by then England coach Martin Johnson.

Following his latest prank, Tuilagi's team-mates reacted on social networking site Twitter.

Ben Youngs, a fellow British and Irish Lion, England and Tigers player, tweeted: "The man@Manutuilagi just couldn't stop himself."

The scrum-half later removed the tweet and posted a picture of himself posing outside 10 Downing Street.

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