England powerhouse Manu Tuilagi is set to return in time for the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.
Sale boss Alex Sanderson delivered the “brilliant” news today that the 29-year-old is set to return next month, having been ruled out with an achilles injury since September.
“We are saying May now, some time in May,” said Sanderson.
“That’s brilliant isn’t it? We’ll get him back for some big games for the back end of the season.”
Warren Gatland names his 36-man group on 6th May with the head coach also set to name a standby list due to his reduced squad size.
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Warren Gatland names O’Driscoll in his top five Lions of all-time
GATLAND’S TOP FIVE LIONS OF ALL-TIME:
#1. Gareth Edwards (Wales)
GATLAND SAID: “To me, he is probably the greatest halfback we’ve seen in the game. He was quick, intelligent and scored a lot of tries.”
DID YOU KNOW? In 2003, in a poll of international rugby players conducted by Rugby World magazine, Edwards was declared the greatest player of all time.