Bunny ears prank 'just fun' - David Cameron
September 18, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the British & Irish Lions to Downing Street © Getty Images
David Cameron has told Manu Tuilagi there is no need to apologise for giving the Prime Minister "bunny ears" during a photo shoot at Downing Street.
The British & Irish Lions star apologised for the prank he played during a team visit to the Prime Minister's residence, but Cameron told him he knew it was "just a bit of fun".
Manu Tuilagi might need to sharpen his decision-making skills%]
The England centre stuck his fingers behind the PM's head during a photo shoot of players and management during an event to honour the Lions' victory over Australia, creating the "bunny ears" effect.
Tuilagi insisted as he apologised that he meant no offence to the office of the Prime Minister, subsequently tweeting Mr Cameron: "Cheers for having a great sense of humour @David_Cameron always welcome around mine for dinner and to get me back!"
Tuilagi is no stranger to controversy, having been fined £3000 by the Rugby Football Union for jumping from a ferry during England's Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign in New Zealand two years ago.
Tuilagi was cautioned by police on that occasion, and disciplined by then England coach Martin Johnson.
The time for tinkering is over - England must nail their colours to the mast in key positions, writes Phil Vickery
"New Zealand-born Joe Schmidt has forged the Irish into a street-smart, well- prepared side," John Mitchell on the Irish renaissance
"I am bored of hearing 'I can't fault the effort'. Let us take that for granted and look for some quality." John Taylor writes
Reports comparing the 2014 Wallabies with their rabble-like predecessors of 2005 are unfair and self-serving, Greg Growden reports