Manu Tuilagi rugby player
Manu Tuilagi rugby player

Manu Tuilagi

18th May 1991 1.85m/110kg Outside Centre

The youngest of the six rugby playing Tuilagi brothers is also the only one actually schooled in England. While he is born in Samoa like his brothers, Manu has chosen to play for England and high hopes have been pinned on the powerful centre. In his first season of senior rugby with the Tigers we was voted Young Player of the Year by supporters and Rugby Players Association Young Player of the Year.


Expect to see a lot of him in an England jersey in the future. The Leicester man was included in the 2013 British and Irish Lions squad, coming off the bench against the Wallabies in the crucial third and final test. Great footwork and a turn of speed has seen Tuilagi rapidly rise in many people’s estimation to be one of the form centres in world rugby.

His defence is everything that you would expect from a member of such a famous rugby family. In November 2013, Tuilagi was ruled out for 4 months after he tore his pectoral muscle. He made his return against Italy in March 2014 and marked the occasion by scoring a try.

During the 2015/16 season Leicester Tigers announced that Tuilagi had signed a contract extension ending rumours that he would be leaving the club.

A hamstring injury in the 2016 Premiership semi-final denied him inclusion in England's tour to Australia.

Tuilagi is set for a prolonged spell on the side lines of 6 - 9 months due to a cruciate ligament injury.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Tuilagi has had 9 previous 6 Nations appearances scoring 10 points.

(As of 04.01.2017)
ML 01/02/19

Career

leicester Leicester Tigers
Outside Centre
2010 - present
england England
Outside Centre
2010 - present
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Outside Centre
2013 - 2013