Manu Tuilagi recalled by England ahead of Wales Six Nations clash but starlet Louis Rees-Zammit faces Welsh axeFebruary 16, 2022
MANU TUILAGI has been recalled by England for this weekend's clash with Wales after shaking off a hamstring injury.
The Red Rose centre missed his side's first two Six Nations matches this year as he worked through his recovery.
But after returning for Sale Sharks' 36-12 victory over Worcester at the weekend, Tuilagi has been recalled to Eddie Jones' 25-man squad.
After watching his star man back in action, Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson said: "Manu was outstanding again.
"Fortunately – because it's good for the country – he will go to England and will hopefully do as good a job there as he has here for the last two weeks.
"He will phone Eddie Jones and they will make up their own plan. I'm really excited for him.
"He's going to do well because he's trained hard, he's prepped well and his head is in a good place."
Jones will still be without Courtney Lawes, as he continues to battle back from a concussion.
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Joe Marler and Nick Isiekwe have also been left out and will be available for their Premiership clubs this weekend.
Meanwhile, Welsh starlet Louis Rees-Zammit could be dropped for Saturday's Twickenham clash.
The winger, 21, was sensational as Wales won last year's Six Nations, but has since seen his form dip.
Alex Cuthbert could be preferred by boss Wayne Pivac.
England shook off their opening day 20-17 defeat to Scotland with a 33-0 rout of Italy last weekend.
Wales, meanwhile, managed to beat the Scots 20-17 at the Principality Stadium after going down 29-7 to Ireland the week prior.
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