Tuesday 21 November 2017

Tuilagi a doubt for Scots clash

Centre Manu Tuilagi looks set to miss England's Six Nations opener against Scotland due to a hamstring injury.

Interim head coach Stuart Lancaster already has a tough task on his hands and looks set to be without Leicester's Tuilagi in Edinburgh on February 4 after he suffered the injury during the Tigers' Premiership win against Worcester on December 27.

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill expects Tuilagi to be out for around a month, meaning the 20-year-old faces a fight to be fit for the second Six Nations game away to Italy on February 11.

"Manu will be out for four to six weeks," Cockerill said. "It may be a month depending on how his rehab goes."

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