Tuilagi was a key weapon in England’s march to the World Cup final last autumn and brings irreplaceable ball-carrying prowess to the backline. Tuilagi’s injury could jeopardise his availability for England’s final Six Nations game against Italy on October 31 and the Autumn Nations Cup that follows, and the same may be true of Courtney Lawes, the Northampton Saints lock, who injured his right ankle. Manu Tuilagi Injury History January 05, 2017 12871 Ultimate Rugby Manu Tuilagi Injury History With Tuilagi set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines, we take a look at his previous injury record. The England midfield will now have to be reconfigured, with head coach Eddie Jones planning to announce his preliminary squad on Monday – with players from the top four Premiership sides omitted. But if they do qualify for the play-offs they may be without Manu Tuilagi, who left the field with a suspected achilles tendon injury early in the game. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. A fit Tuilagi is an automatic selection by Jones and he had also made an instant impact at Sale following his summer move from Leicester that was completed in time for the Premiership’s restart. The pair had only exchanged text messages.

Did Finn Russell play himself out of the Lions starting line-up? I’ll be looking to chat to Manu to extend his contract definitely. He is signed with us until next July but I am in no rush to sort something out and he is cool with that,” said Diamond. Lawes will see a specialist next week when a time frame for his rehabilitation will be drawn up, but his absence is certain to eat into his availability for the Autumn Nations Cup., — Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) October 1, 2020. Manu is a great lad. Sale can secure their place in Premiership play-offs if they beat Worcester with a try bonus point on Sunday. The injury could be a cause for more Lions heartache for the player who missed out on the 2017 tour to New Zealand having been sidelined for much of the 2016-17 season with knee injuries. He has been blighted by groin injuries, the last coming in England’s loss against France in February in their Six Nations opener. And, boom, that happens. The England centre will undergo surgery next week, ruling him out of … Manu Tuilagi suffered an Achilles injury against Northampton (Tim Goode/PA).

In November 2017, having sustained knee damage in the opening game of that season, he visited a Samoan witch doctor for help and was told that “three female spirits had married” his body and had been the cause of his woes. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Jones does not have a like-for-like replacement and will be forced to adjust the balance of his midfield as a result, most likely opting for an axis of George Ford, Owen Farrell and Henry Slade. The 29-year-old centre was hurt when bulldozing out of the 22 from a scrum and landing beneath Dan Biggar as he was tackled in the opening stages of Sale’s Premiership rout of Northampton on Tuesday. The injury occurred when Northampton and Wales fly-half Dan Biggar fell on him at Franklin’s Gardens, where Sale came away as 34-14 winners. Groin, chest, knee and hamstring injuries have taken a terrible toll on Tuilagi’s career, at one stage restricting him to one replacement appearance in four years. England and the Sale Sharks suffered a massive blow after Manu Tuilagi was ruled out with a tendon injury for the next six months. These things happen; maybe it was a bit of a jinx saying before the game that we got nine games out of him out of nine. Tap ‘Menu’ and then ‘Times Radio’ to listen to the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. Tuilagi will definitely miss England’s upcoming postponed Six Nations match against Italy as well as the eight-team Nations Cup in November and most likely the entirety of the 2021 Six Nations. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of action for six months, causing a major concern for England. Dan Biggar fell on him, so it was an accident. Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond insists that with international players set to miss large chunks of next season because of England duty, the loss will be less keenly felt by the Sharks. He has come in, he is so passionate. Tuilagi tore an Achilles in Sale’s win over Northampton on Monday and, with April set as his projected return date, he is likely to miss the entire 2021 Six Nations tournament. “We’ll probably get eight games out of him, which is probably what we would have gotten anyway with a bit of luck. “It has been a whirlwind romance. Home England Manu Tuilagi out for six months with Achilles injury. Tuilagi has endured an injury- plagued career. These things happen,” Diamond said. Diamond revealed that he had yet to speak to Tuilagi concerning the lengthy lay-off. “Manu will be a loss to England and to Sale. Find out more, Manu Tuilagi suffered an Achilles injury playing for Sale against Northampton. Manu Tuilagi out for six months with Achilles injury, Sale’s Premiership rout of Northampton on Tuesday. Sale director of rugby, Steve Diamond, was emphatic that Tuilagi would be a bigger loss for England than Sale. The victory itself was comfortable enough for Sale Sharks, keeping their hopes of a top-four finish very much alive.