England centre Manu Tuilagi says he has been cured of an injury curse that had been caused by evil spirits after he visited a witch doctor in Samoa.

For four days (Monday to Thursday),the player is said to have taken an hour long boat ride from Samoa’s mainland to island of Upolu where it is believed that the spirits were driven away by use of Fijian oil.

“I saw the witch doctor for two hours a day,and she said that she found what the illness was,”Tuilagi told BT Sport Rugby.

“She massaged my whole body and all i needed was a towel and Fijian Oil.She found out that there were three lady spiritsĀ  who had married themselves on to me for the last three years”

Tuilagi has been having a difficult time as a result of the recurring injury setbacks and he was even sent away from the England camp three months ago by coach Eddie Jones due to discipline issues.