Manu Tuilagi and Sam Hill are set to make their Sale Sharks debuts in a squad that contains four World Cup finalists as #RugbyReturns tomorrow night at the Twickenham Stoop – Live on BT Sport 2 Kick-Off 7:45pm
Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has named the 23-man squad that will travel south to face Harlequins tomorrow evening in the highly anticipated return of the Gallagher Premiership.
Diamond names new signings Manu Tuilagi and Sam Hill in the starting line up alongside World Cup winner Lood de Jager, who will make his full club debut at the Stoop on Friday Night.
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Meanwhile, here is how Harlequins will line-up with Joe Marler returning to the front row.
Mike Brown and Nathan Earle also will return to Harlequins’ matchday squad together for the time in 489 days when they run out against Sale Sharks at The Stoop on Friday.
Debutant wing Chris Ashton joins Brown and Earle in a side restored of key names as the Premiership returns for the first time since March 8, with centre Joe Marchant returning to the Quartered jersey for the first time this year, having joined New Zealand Super Rugby side the Blues mid-season.
Off the bench Harlequins will unleash the first of the Club’s summer signings, with scrum-half Scott Steele donning the 22 jersey as Head of Rugby Paul Gustard opts for a 6-2 split on the bench.
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Manu Tuilagi facts: 10 things you didn’t know about the England star
Here are 10 interesting Manu Tuilagi facts you might not know about the popular England and Sale Sharks centre.
Manu Tuilagi facts:
1. Full name
Etuale Manusamoa ‘Manu’ Tuilagi is named after the Samoa national rugby team
He is the younger brother of Freddie, Henry, Alesana, Anitelea and Sanele Vavae Tuilagi, all of whom are Samoan internationals and also played for Leicester. He has another sibling, Julie, who is fa’afafine (people who identify as having a third gender in Samoa.
In June 2010, Tuilagi faced possible deportation from the UK after it became known that he had entered the country on a holiday visa six years earlier and had stayed on illegally. After an appeal, he was later granted indefinite leave to remain