Manu Tuilagi is helping Sale Sharks over power arguably the most physical side in the Gallagher Premiership over the last five years.
Just look how he blew them away in the build-up to this Tom Curry try!
"Give that man a platform, he will give you the gain line!"— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) August 21, 2020
This is what you get from Manu Tuilagi 💥
One, two, three, four defenders trying to stop him, loads of room Tom Curry to sneak over and hit back for @SaleSharksRugby!#RugbyRestart pic.twitter.com/HlXjaNxaZp
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LIST | 5 England players who could swap nations for 2023 World Cup
Sir Bill Beaumont has hit back in the World Rugby election race and revealed he wants to create a law change that would allow Manu Tuilagi and other England stars to end their Test career playing for other nations.
The former England captain raised the possibility in his re-election manifesto ahead of next month’s contest with former Argentina scrum-half Agustin Pichot.
In it he promises a review of Regulation 8 which covers eligibility to play for national teams “to see how we can support the longevity of players’ international careers”.
Based on this, we’ve looked at some other current England stars who could head to the 2023 Rugby World Cup to represent other nations.
We’ve not included Billy Vunipola, as we think he is likely to be still in the reckoning for England in three years time.
1. Manu Tuilagi (Samoa)
- Current number of caps: 41
- Age at the start of RWC 2023: 32
- Did you know: He was named Manusamoa, after the name of the Samoan national team
The England centre, who was born in Fogapoa and came to the UK at the age of 13, is one of a clutch of Pacific Island players whose eligibility status could change if the restrictions are relaxed. He is the younger brother of Freddie, Henry, Alesana, Anitelea and Sanele Vavae Tuilagi, all of whom are Samoan internationals and also played for Leicester. It would be fantastic for the powerhouse to complete the set.