9 Jun 2014

Tuilagi may move to wing

4:19 pm on 9 June 2014

The England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster is considering moving Manu Tuilagi to the wing for the second Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday.

With Billy Twelvetrees fit and Luther Burrell available again, coach Stuart Lancaster has his three first-choice midfielders to choose from.

Lancaster says he may move Tuilagli out wide to accommodate all three.

Lancaster is planning to make a number of changes to the team that narrowly lost 20-15 in the first Test, with Danny Care and Twelvetrees expected to return from injury.

He says there will be more changes than ordinary, as there were some pretty good players sat in the stand watching the first game, including Care, Twelvetrees, Burrell, Owen Farrell, Tom Wood, Billy Vunipola and Dylan Hartley.

The coach says he's got to get the balance right as that's going to be key because the priority has to be to win the second Test.

Lancaster says it's a must-win game and that will be the overriding decision that will influence selection.