Jack Nowell: ‘Manu is always one of the first to text me when I’m injured’

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England wing poised for his latest comeback against Australia has formed a shared bond of rehab turmoil with Manu Tuilagi

No wonder Jack Nowell and Manu Tuilagi are increasingly close friends. Both should be at the peak of their careers but injuries have collectively restricted them to a total of 10 Tests for England since the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Nowell has not worn the red rose in the southern hemisphere since his country last toured Australia six years ago.

Hence the Exeter wing’s mixed emotions before his latest impending comeback to England’s matchday squad for the first Test against Australia on Saturday. For all his personal relief to be involved again having broken an arm against France in March, he retains significant sympathy for players such as Tuilagi who are still having to endure the mental strain of endless rehab.

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Written by Robert Kitson in Perth
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/29/jack-nowell-manu-tuilagi-england-australia-rugby-union under the title “Jack Nowell: ‘Manu is always one of the first to text me when I’m injured’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.