Manu Tuilagi's 23st nephew could still play for England after pummelling New Zealand - Ruck

Manu Tuilagi’s 23st nephew could still play for England after pummelling New Zealand

Posolo Tuilagi, the talented nephew of England star Manu Tuilagi, is causing a stir on the under-20s international stage.

Recently, he showcased his skills as he held his position at lock in the boiler house for Les Bleus during their match against New Zealand at Paarl Gymnasium in South Africa.

In the highly anticipated World Rugby Under-20s Championship clash, France dominated the first half, taking a commanding 21-0 lead into halftime.

Posolo, the 18-year-old from Perpignan, made his presence felt by scoring two impressive tries. Over the past few months, he has garnered significant media attention following his professional debut in September of last year.

Posolo comes from a renowned rugby lineage, being the son of Henry ‘The Butcher’ Tuilagi, who was already a formidable figure. However, the young prodigy surpasses his father in size, weighing an imposing 23 stone (149KG) and standing tall at 6ft 4in.


Sources from RUCK indicate that despite his French representation, there remains a possibility for Posolo to switch allegiances and potentially play for England in the future. However, France, given his exceptional recent performances, will be understandably hesitant to let go of this rising star.

Tuilagi vs New Zealand U20.

Fans can’t believe how ripped Manu Tuilagi is ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup

Manu Tuilagi has ensured he returns in the best possible shape after sharing a snap of his physique as he looks to be involved in England’s 2023 World Cup campaign. 

The trimmed-down England centre has lost 6-8kgs after ending his guilty pleasure of binging on food.

Heading into last summer, Tuilagi tipped the scales at 114kg (17-stone 9lbs), but has lost eight kgs since.

Pictured in Marbella with Sale teammates, Tuilagi has added a defined six pack to his brute force.

One fan wrote: “That’s 100% photoshopped,”

Another commented: “Tuilagi was always a beast, but now he’s shredded too.”

“I love my food. It is a mentality thing, you probably think you will be alright and you will get through it, until you think about it and you change your mentality. 

“Running around for 80 minutes, those 2kgs can weigh you down quite a bit so we thought, lose a bit of weight and that would allow us to be a bit more mobile, a bit more agile.”



Below, we look at five other rugby stars who transformed their bodies to get themselves into top condition.

#1. David Pocock

The Wallabies legend started out as an skinny 78kg teen who worked day in and day out to transform himself, with his size and strength came at a cost, Pocock told Australian Story.