Monye: Tuilagi’s England future lies on wing

Manu Tuilagi's England future lies on the wing, according to former British & Irish Lion Ugo Monye. [more]

Monye: Tuilagi’s England future lies on wing

Manu Tuilagi’s England future lies on the wing, according to former British & Irish Lion Ugo Monye.

The Harlequins star believes it would be dangerous for England head coach to split up the current partnership between centres Luther Burrell and Billy Twelvetrees ahead of this summer’s tour to New Zealand.

But Monye is well aware of what current Lions star Tuilagi can bring to the table and thinks the Leicester man can do a job on England’s wing.

“I think with the partnership of Luther Burrell and Billy Twelvetrees in the centres for England, if I was Stuart Lancaster I would have Manu on the wing now,” said Monye.

“Just give him a roaming role and I think he could be exceptional on the wing. He is a dangerous player who attracts so much attention in defence.

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“You’re a year and a half out from the World Cup and you have a look at it. Billy and Luther seem so settled there and they work really well so I think it would be a tough call to drop one of those guys for Manu.

“But Manu is too big a character and too big a player not to have in your team. You have got to factor in to get all the best players on the pitch but also all in the right position.”

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