Tuilagi will be fit for duty – if required
RUGBY UNION: Manu Tuilagi could make his comeback from injury in Leciester’s final Anglo-Welsh Cup Pool Four match away to Wasps next Sunday, according to assistant coach Geordan Murphy.
The holders will go into that match joint top with Newcastle after a day when they beat Cardiff Blues 24-12 and the Falcons lost 21-8 away to Bath.
England centre Tuilagi missed the previous week’s European Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 after tweaking a calf in training, but Murphy said he would be fit for the Wasps game.
He added they would make a couple of changes for a match that will determine whether the Tigers go through to the semi-finals, and they will know whether they need a bonus point win because Newcastle play Gloucester at home on Saturday.
Murphy said: “Manu will be back. I don’t know if he will feature, we will see what bodies are fit on Monday.”
Leicester’s win over Cardiff, which put them on 10 points after three games, was only their second in 10 matches in all competitions.
They scored three tries through Will Evans, 19-year-old Jordan Olowofela in his second appearance, and Luke Hamilton