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Why Manu Tuilagi should not be England’s first-choice centre

In rugby, as in all competitive team sports, one player’s injury can often be another player’s blessing in disguise.

When Samoan-turned-English centre Manu Tuilagi tore his pectoral muscle early in the Aviva Premiership season, many thought it spelled trouble not only for Leicester Tigers, who had sustained a massive injury list, but also England as it approached the crunch time preparation period for the 2015 World Cup. 601 more words

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He's the Manu

Welcome back Manu Tuilagi. Leicester Tigers and English rugby have missed you.

Manu made his comeback at Newcastle Falcons, and for much of the first half he looked like a man who hadn’t played rugby for a while (which he hasn’t) and was waiting for something to happen. 191 more words

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