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Tuilagi returns for Italy Six Nations decider

Posted on 12/03/2014 in Rugby

England have recalled Manu Tuilagi for their crunch Six Nations clash against Italy in Rome on Saturday (March 15th).

After England's impressive win over Wales last weekend, it is almost certain the Leicester centre will have to be content with a place on the bench, taking the spot vacated by the injured Alex Goode.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster has already hinted he will stick with the same starting XV against the Azzurri.

Lancaster said: "Alex Goode has done well for us off the bench and is naturally disappointed but we believe Manu, with the power and physicality he can bring, is the right choice to be included in the 23 for this game."

He added that with one game left of this tournament, focus will soon switch to opportunities down the line, starting with the tour to New Zealand and culminating in the Rugby World Cup.

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