Manu Tuilagi is edging closer to a domestic return following his latest set back and has sent a message to England head coach Eddie Jones to where he could fit into the Aussies plans.
Winning his last cap since March 2016, the powerhouse centre has barely played a domestic game in 2017 due to a knee injury in January, followed by surgery on the same knee in September after another knock in the Tigers’ season opener.
He will miss the entire autumn international series as he plans a return to Tigers action next month, but is clear about the fact he wants to play at outside centre when he does return to full fitness.
“If there were England involvement, I’d want to be at 13,’ said the 26-year-old.
“I like playing there but if I got picked to play 12, I’d play 12.
“It’s a very impressive midfield, all the centres are outstanding talents and that showed against Argentina.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the big game against Australia.”
“I’m just looking forward to getting back playing for Leicester, that’s where my focus will be for now,
“I just want to get back and get some games together. Being injured is tough mentally, but you can’t really think about it too much. All you can do is keep going, come back in and see the physios.”