Manu Tuilagi expects “tough decision” for Saracens’ England internationals

England centre Manu Tuilagi has revealed his England teammates will face “a tough decision” at the start of next year’s Six Nations over whether to focus on Saracens or country

The powerhouse centre was speaking at an event on behalf of Canterbury, the official partner of the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 2021.

“Obviously, that will be a tough decision for the boys,” said Tigers centre Tuilagi.

“They have to play well for the club first, to try and get the club back up to where it normally is.

“For me, I feel for the boys at Sarries. They are good lads, and I’m sure when it comes to that decision they will make the right one. But it’s going to be a tough one.”

Specialist rugby brand Canterbury will again partner with the British & Irish Lions to supply all of their on-field kit and training wear for the tour of South Africa in 2021 after renewing their deal as Official Apparel Partner.

The events were held at:

Moseley Rugby Club, Birmingham – home of former Lions player Mike Teague. 2013 Lions tourist and Rugby World Cup finalist, Manu Tuilagi, was also in attendance.
Trebanos RFC, Swansea – where Wales and Lions star Justin Tipuric began his career.
Buccaneers RFC, Athlone – junior club of Ireland and Lions star Robbie Henshaw. Irish icon David Wallace, who toured South Africa with the Lions in 2009, was also in attendance.
Hawick RFC, Hawick – Jim Renwick, former Scotland and Lions centre, was in attendance.

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