"Shredded" - Fans can't believe how ripped Manu Tuilagi is ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

“Shredded” – 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.