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Manu Tuilagi one of 11 players released by England

  • Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi is one of 11 England players released to play for their clubs this weekend
  • The 24-year-old returned to the England training squad on Tuesday after 15 months out because of injury
  • Saracens Jamie George and Alex Goode are also among the players other released
Manu Tuilagi has been released back to Leicester Tigers after training with the England squad this week.

The Tigers centre came through another 80 minutes in his comeback from long-term injury in the win over London Irish last weekend and had spent the start of the week with the England squad.

He will be available to play for Tigers in Sunday’s home game against Exeter Chiefs.

England have retained 22 players ahead of their pivotal clash with Wales next weekend, with Alex Goode, Courtney Lawes and Jamie George among the others released.

“This is an opportunity for them to get back to their clubs, to play well, to get some more game time under their belts, and rejoin us ready for the next match,” said England forwards coach Steve Borthwick.


 

England players released for club matches (11)
Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs), Jamie George, Alex Goode (both Saracens), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints), Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Matt Mullan (Wasps) Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath), Marland Yarde (Harlequins).