What All Blacks star said to Manu Tuilagi after having to tackle him
Tackling Manu Tuilagi is surely not a pleasant experience and All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke summed up what that experience must be like pretty perfectly.
After England and the All Blacks battled out a 25-25 draw at Twickenham on Saturday, the pair began talking to each other pitchside. The moment was caught on O2 Inside Line | The Next Level as Tuilagi asked how the winger was after the match. He responded “my head’s a bit sore from trying to take you down.”
Weighing in at 107kg, Clarke isn’t much smaller than the 11kg Tuilagi. Given the power they both have, any collision between the two is likely to have registered on the Richter scale.
Take a look at their meeting after the match:
Tuilagi has been retained in Eddie Jones’ starting XV to face South Africa this Saturday at Twickenham, where both teams will be hoping to end their years on a high.
This match will also be Tuilagi’s 50th cap for England, more than eleven years after making his debut for England against Wales in August 2011. He will partner Owen Farrell in the midfield again.
This is the team:
15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 16 caps)
14. Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
13. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 49 caps)
12. Owen Farrell (C) (Saracens, 100 caps)
11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 71 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 16 caps)
9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 6 caps)
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 73 caps)
2. Jamie George (Saracens, 71 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 55 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 61 caps)
5. Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 18 caps)
6. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 44 caps)
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 67 caps)
16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 40 caps)
17. Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 42 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)
19. David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 17 caps)
21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 120 caps)
22. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 51 caps)
23. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 44 caps)