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Manu Tuilagi
DOB18th May 1991
BirthplaceFogapoa, Samoa
Height1.84 m (6' 0")
Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb)
PositionCentre
HonoursEngland / Lions
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Etuale Manusamoa TUILAGI
England Caps: 21 (13-1-17)
England Points: 50 (10t)
England Debut: v Wales 2011

British & Irish Lions: First Tour
Lions Debut: 05/06/2013 v Western Force
Test Record v Australia: 1 (0-0-1)

Manu Tuilagi has wasted no time in making an indelible impression for Leicester Tigers and England. The youngest of six brothers in the famous Samoan rugby dynasty, he has demonstrated ambition and resolve to wear the Red Rose jersey in a full international having lived in England for nine years.
After becoming the Rugby Players’ Association Young Player of the Year for 2010/11, Tuilagi was handed that chance in the summer of 2011 and duly played his way into Martin Johnson’s Rugby World Cup squad.
A debut try against Wales at Twickenham before a second against Ireland in Dublin three weeks later confirmed his rapid emergence. He became England’s youngest RWC player at 20 years and 115 days against Argentina, being 15 days younger than Jonny Wilkinson, who set the previous record in 1999.
Manu started all five games in New Zealand, scoring from a dynamic break against Georgia and added a fourth touchdown against Romania six days later.
A hamstring injury and broken cheekbone blighted the following season, though he returned to face Wales in February 2012 and ran his fifth try in nine Tests when France were beaten 24-22 in Paris.
Manu started all three Test matches in South Africa and the four November Tests in which he scored two of England’s seven tries against Fiji, their only try against Australia and another against the All Blacks.
His approach against New Zealand typified that of England – fast, direct and unyielding. Manu intercepted a pass and ran half the length of the field to score his ninth Test try and had a hand in scores for Brad Barritt and Chris Ashton.
An ankle injury ruled him out of the opening match in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations against Scotland but he returned off the bench against Ireland and scored his tenth Test try in the win over France, despite requiring 19 stitches around his left ear after the game.
Born in the village of Fatausi-Fogapoa, Manu rose through the England age group ranks, playing for the U16 and U18 teams, and became the fifth Tuilagi brother to play for Leicester.

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
05/06/2013
Western Force








08/06/2013
Queensland Reds








25/06/2013
Melbourne Rebels








06/07/2013
Qantas Wallabies








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