London - England captain Dylan Hartley has told Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to prove they are worthy of a recall after being sent home early from a pre-season training camp.
Hartley said Leicester centre Tuilagi and Sale wing Solomona "let us down" when they broke England's code of conduct in an incident reported to have been alcohol related.
Tuilagi and Solomona were dismissed from training by England coach Eddie Jones on August 7 and their Test careers are now in jeopardy.
But Hartley believes both players can still earn an international recall if they buckle down.
"We're a team and as a team we set our own standards off the field. And ultimately those guys let us down in that area," Hartley said.
"We're a team and we've got a code of conduct that we adhere to.
"The team dealt with it and I'm sure those players will have their heads down and be working hard now to get back in the picture.
"It's unfortunate for them, but you make decisions, you've got to live with those decisions."