At the Ashton Gate last weekend, Leicester had gone on to defeat Bristol 21-16. The game saw Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi make a comeback for the team from injury with a 20 minute stint.

Tuilagi, who due to a groin injury, had not featured in any games since the opening weekend of the season, got the chance to feature once again in Leicester’s defeat of Bristol, coming on in the final quarter of the match.

The win was Leicester’s ninth successive Premiership defeat on Bristol, which catapulted them to within a point below Wasps, who holds the third position.

Director of Rugby for Leicester, Richard Cockerill had said after the match,

“It was great to see Manu back on the pitch and great to see him stay on the pitch. Now he needs to get more game time under his belt.”

Adam Thompstone and Ellis Genge, former Bristol prop had sent home some tries, combined with 11 points from Freddie Burns’ boot, which gave Leicester the lead and the win eventually.

Just before half time, the teams were locked at 6-6. A cross field punt from Burns, had landed in Thompstone’s arms who immediately dashed in to grab the game’s opening try.

Manu Concentrating On Getting Fully Fit

Manu Tuilagi wants to come back into the fold and play for his team Leicester in this new season.

But, the groin injury that he sustained during the season’s opening game at Gloucester has not healed fully and this is preventing him from taking part in the games. Manu’s run with injuries is continuing for the past two years. Leicester is desperately hoping for his groin injury to subside soon and he takes the field for the team very soon.

The director of rugby, Richard Cockerill, said that the team will be looking after Manu for a couple of weeks. He is about 80% fit, but the team did not want to take a chance with his injury. If the team had decided to play Manu in the last game against Newcastle, he would have definitely said yes. The team is looking to make cent percent sure that his groin injury is completely cured and he gets over it once and for all.

Manu Tuilagi Gets To Rest His Hamstrings

When you have hurt yourself in a game, you need to take the time off to recover.

Many dedicated players like Manu Tuilagi would have still continued with the injury they sustained if given a chance. However that would only jeopardize their health and their future in professional rugby. For these reasons Manu Tuilagi was kept out of the tour of England with Australia. When Leicester suffered a defeat at the hands of Saracens in the semi finals of the Premiership, Manu was found to be limping out of the field. He was diagnosed with injury to the hamstring. As a result the Center ruled out his participation in the forthcoming tour.

Manu Tuilagi Being A Force To Reckon With

Manu Tuilagi is being considered as a package deal for his team and for others as well. He has been in great form since he returned to play in Leicester.

His schooling was in Leicester though he was originally born in Samoa. His parents have given him a mix of Kiwi and English blood in him. As a result, he has become a prize player for the team.

Manu is being banked upon in order to reach the finals of the European Cup. This is a feat they wish to achieve after seven years has lapsed. Racing 92 would be their opponent in Nottingham for the Sunday game. Tuilagi was out for about 15 months as he was suffering from a groin problem.

Manu Tuilagi taking fitness return slowly

England international centre Manu Tuilagi is taking it one step at a time in his rehabilitation process and not rushing anything as the powerhouse midfield dynamo continues to recover from a troublesome injury to his groin that has seen him sidelined for the better part of this season.

Tuilagi has not played a competitive game for either club or country since October and also missed the autumn international matches as well as England’s campaign in the Six Nations Championship in its entirety. However, the 23 year old is fighting for fitness and aims to return to action with time ahead of the Rugby World Cup on home soil in September.

Speaking to a local media outlet, Tuilagi stated that the recovery is going on well. He mentioned that he has been training at St. Georges Park, and training in the altitude chamber in a bid to speed up his fitness. According to Manu Tuilagi, he is taking it week by week, adding that he has not got a date set or a particular goal in mind to be fit and a particular time within which to be fully fit.

The last time Tuilagi played an international match for England was during their three test tour of New Zealand in the summer of 2014.