- Tuilagi could offer backup option for Lions if injuries hit squad
- Sale coach Alex Sanderson: ‘Manu’s in great shape’
Manu Tuilagi is set to end his eight-month absence from rugby by featuring for Sale Sharks against Bristol on Friday. The England and British & Irish Lions centre has not played since rupturing an achilles tendon in September but his club coach Alex Sanderson says his player is now fully fit and looking “scary” in training.
The Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be among those hoping that Tuilagi hits the ground running against the Premiership leaders with the tour party due to depart for South Africa at the end of next month. Tuilagi did not make the squad but injuries could yet open the door.
Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/25/manu-tuilagi-to-return-for-sale-against-bristol-after-eight-month-layoff-british-and-irish-lions under the title “Manu Tuilagi looking ‘scarily powerful’ for Sale return after eight months out”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.