All Blacks beg to pull out of World Cup after seeing the size of Manu Tuilagi
By Rugby Onslaught

All Blacks beg to pull out of World Cup after seeing the size of Manu Tuilagi

It is common knowledge in the rugby world that every All Black that has played over the last 15 years still checks under their bed for Manu Tuilagi at night, such is the torment the England centre has inflicted on them during his career.

But Ian Foster and his squad would have been filled with joy as reports emerged over the last couple of years that Tuilagi has shed some kgs and has become much more slimline in order to avoid injury. Recent images suggest otherwise, or at least the term ‘slim’ or any similar synonym should never be associated with the Sale Sharks man.

Yes, Tuilagi has trimmed down over the last couple of seasons, but he is still a midfield freak, as noticed by @2011hwalker on YouTube recently. After England’s latest episode of O2 Inside Line | This Rose, the size of Tuilagi’s legs were highlighted, particularly when compared to attack coach Richard Wigglesworth’s.

It is no exaggeration to say that Tuilagi’s legs are twice the size of Wigglesworth’s. Of course, the coach is now retired, and was a scrum-half as a player, but this was nevertheless a shocking comparison.

Take a look:

Tuilagi has been included in the England squad to train this week, and is in line to make the World Cup squad. The worry for head coach Steve Borthwick is whether Tuilagi’s legs take up two players in the squad.

England Squad
Forwards: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Theo Dan (Saracens), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Ben Earl (Saracens), Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears), Jamie George (Saracens), Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), George Martin (Leicester Tigers), Tom Pearson (Northampton Saints), David Ribbans (Toulon), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears), Will Stuart (Bath Rugby), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Jack Willis (Toulouse), Tom Willis (Saracens)

Backs: Henry Arundell (Racing 92), Danny Care (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Saracens), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Sale Sharks), Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby), Max Malins (Bristol Bears), Joe Marchant (Stade Francais), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Guy Porter (Leicester Tigers), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers), Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks), Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Watson (unattached), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)