Six Nations: Manu Tuilagi returns to England squad ahead of Wales clash

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Manu Tuilagi has been named in England’s squad for their Six Nations match against Wales after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The 30-year-old has not featured in England’s first two games but did play for Sale Sharks on Saturday.

England coach Eddie Jones has named a 25-man squad for a five-day training camp, ahead of next weekend’s match at Twickenham.

“Just having a power running centre would give us a different option,” Jones told reporters.

“Everything we’re doing now is about trying to create opportunities through finesse and that’s through good running lines and passing.

“But to have someone who can take you forward quickly and engage two or three defenders then allows you to try and finesse extra space, which would be really useful to us.

“When you’ve got smaller centres you’ve got to be much better at your running and support lines and passing. I think we’re making some progress there.

“We’ve had three centres play and I think Sladey (Henry Slade) has been very good. Joe Marchant and Elliot Daly have had their moments, but we need to get more out of that and we understand that.”

England bounced back from their opening-day Calcutta Cup loss to Scotland by beating Italy 33-0 last weekend.

Cover Photo: Twickenham Stadium by Alessio Bragadini used under license by CC BY-SA 2.0.

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