Manu Tuilagi backed to be in prime shape for British & Irish Lions’ tour

Manu Tuilagi backed to be in prime shape for British & Irish Lions’ tour

The Guardian

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  • Tuilagi is set to return from injury for Sale’s last three games
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Manu Tuilagi will be in prime shape to face South Africa if he is selected on Thursday for this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour, according to his club Sale. The England centre is set to return for his side’s final three Premiership games and, potentially, the play-offs and Alex Sanderson, the Sharks’ director of rugby, fully expects the 29-year-old to hit the ground running.

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