"She's my rock" - Manu Tuilagi pays tribute to partner ahead of rugby return - Ruck

“She’s my rock” – Manu Tuilagi pays tribute to partner ahead of rugby return

England Manu Tuilagi has thanked his wife for her support as the couple ceberate their tenth anniversary.

Chantelle is a Manchester University graduate who went on to work in her family’s Leicestershire-based construction company as a business development manager.

The pair have two children together, daughter Leilani Lea’auta and son Leo Vavae.

“Im so blessed to have you in my life,” wrote Tuilagi on Instagram.

“You are my rock and the heart of our family. Happy 10th year anniversary my love.” 

He also paid tribute to her in an interview with the Mail Online.

“My wife is everything to me,” revealed Tuilagi.

“She’s there every day and it’s tough for her when I’m injured. She’s helped me to be where I am and allowed me to live out my dream.

“But when it happens, you have to move on and start looking at the plan to get back.

“I always have the day I’m going to be back on the field in the back of my mind.’


England new generation and their partners, from Alan Shearer’s daughter to London model

The future is undoubtedly bright for England with a bright group of young talents breaking into the senior team.

They will all be pushing for a place in the squad to face Australia next weekend as Eddie Jones’ men take on the Wallabies in their series decider in Sydney.

Ahead of the biggest international game of their careers, we take a look at some of their significant others who’ve helped keep them grounded.

#1. Marcus Smith & Beth Dolling

The England and Harlequins fly-half has been dating the professional model Beth Dolling for over a year.

On Instagram, where she has amassed over 20,000 followers, Beth gives her fans a glimpse of her glitzy shoots and the behind the scenes life of England’s new superstar.

She also enjoys singing and has her own Instagram page packed with videos of her showing off her vocal talent. When will we hear rugby anthem Swing Low, Sweet Chariot?