21 Jun 2011

Samon born Manu Tuilagi named in England training squad

10:38 am on 21 June 2011

Samoan-born Manu Tuilagi has been included in England's 45-man rugby World Cup training squad.

He joins prop Matt Stevens, who returned to action in January after a two-year doping ban, the former Hurricanes, Crusaders and New Zealand age grade representative Thomas Waldrom, and fellow uncapped players Mouritz Botha, Joe Simpson and Charlie Sharples in the squad, which will be trimmed to 30 in August.

Tuilagi is the brother of Henry Alesana and Anitelia Tuilagi, who've all been included in Manu Samoa's World Cup training squad.