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Tuilagi out of RWC after conviction

A major blow to England’s Rugby World Cup campaign, with centre Manu Tuilagi out of contention following a conviction for assaulting a police officer.

England coach Stuart Lancaster has told Tuilagi he won’t be considered for selection until January after he was fined 12,000 over the incident in court this week. 404 more words

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Manu Tuilagi: England centre's recovery race

England centre Manu Tuilagi, 23, faces a race for fitness if he is going to be available to select in this years Rugby World Cup. 248 more words

Tuilagi starts on the wing for England

England have thrown caution to the wind and made five changes ahead of the second Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday.

The biggest call sees Manu Tuilagi start on the wing while Billy Twelvetrees, Luther Burrell, Danny Care, Owen Farrell and Tom Wood also get the nod. 565 more words


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


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


#42 Scrums Are Out, Tries Are In

Leicester just keep scoring tries. Lots of them. This week we discuss another five put past Newcastle Falcons, whether the Tigers can keep up their open attacking play next week against Exeter Chiefs and the loss of another British & Irish Lion, Manu Tuilagi, to injury. 43 more words