England centre Manu Tuilagi, 24, has been named in the national squad for their Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, at Twickenham. Tuilagi had not played for the national team since June 2014 due to groin injury and disciplinary issues. He replaced Alex Goode in the 24-man England squad.
Manu Tuilagi has scored eleven tries in 25 appearances for England. Injury and disciplinary issues has hampered his playing career. Last year, he was out of the World Cup squad after he admitted that he assaulted police officers in April, 2015.
James Haskell, the England flanker, said that he is a very special player. He is pace, power and strength personified. He believes that, like always, he would leave an impact in the coming match. He has played with Tuilagi against some of the best teams in the world and he really a threat to them. Haskell further added that he was really missed at the World Cup. In fact, he is always missed whenever he is not in the team.
England face Wales on Saturday 12th March, and are still on course to complete a grand slam, having successfully despatched France and Italy. Tickets for the match at Twickenham were snapped up in a matter of minutes, but there are still some available via this link.
Meanehile, Lock Joe Launchbury has also been named among 14 forwards for the Saturday match. He earlier missed the Ireland match because of hamstring injury. Paul Hill has been replaced by Prop Kieran Brookes, while hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie will stay with the squad as Jamie George’s cover.
According to reports, England head coach Eddie Jones stated that Jamie George sustained an injury to his arm during this afternoon’s training so Luke Cowan-Dickie remains with the squad as cover while Jamie undergoes further medical assessments.
On Thursday, Eddie Jones will announce his starting XV.