The Daily Telegraph - Business : 2020-07-14

Sport Rugby Union : 20 : 12

Sport Rugby Union

12 The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 14 July 2020 ** Sport Rugby Union Boosting strong defensive unit A push for silverware The benefits of rotation Sale had already drafted in an exceptiona­l midfielder in Sam Hill, the former Exeter player who had begun to demonstrat­e a clever kicking game to complement his power. Rohan Janse van Rensburg, a one-cap Springbok, is one of the most devastatin­g tackle-breakers as well. He weighs about 17st 4lb, the same as Manu Tuilagi. This season, before the departure of Cameron Redpath to Bath and James Williams to Hartpury, Steve Diamond had fielded nine starting combinatio­ns at 10-12-13 in Premiershi­p and European action. Sam James has been the mainstay. His brother, Luke, is another option beyond senior fly-halves Rob du Preez and AJ MacGinty. But, with Tuilagi joining Hill and Deacon’s attacking detail A new career chapter for Manu Tuilagi switches Tigers for Sharks remain available for Test rugby. His Sale move means Tuilagi will play for only his second profession­al club, having been with the Tigers since 2009. Released by Leicester Tigers after both parties failed to come to an agreement over a new contract, Tuilagi was eager to stay in England to

© PressReader. All rights reserved.