Tuilagi out of England's 6 Nations defense with fresh injury

By Associated Press 05 January 2017, 12:00AM

LONDON (AP) — Manu Tuilagi will miss the rest of the rugby season with a knee injury, ruling the injury-plagued center out of the England's Six Nations title defense.

Leicester says Tuilagi tore a ligament in Sunday's domestic Premiership game against Saracens.

The 24-year-old Tuilagi has had severe groin trouble over the last two years and only managed one replacement appearance for England in 2016.

Leicester says Tuilagi is facing a six-month recovery period so is likely to be out of contention for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in June and July.

By Associated Press 05 January 2017, 12:00AM

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