Manu Tuilagi’s rampaging 50m try named Try of the Week in the Premiership

first_imgFriday Sep 14, 2018 Manu Tuilagi’s rampaging 50m try named Try of the Week in the Premiership Manu Tuilagi got his season off to a bang, reminding everyone just how potent a weapon he still is. After getting demolished by Exeter in round one, then losing their coach, Leicester Tigers bounced back to beat Newcastle 49-33. Tuilagi’s bruising try has been voted the Premiership’s Try of the Week.ADVERTISEMENTFrustrating injuries have certainly taken their toll on the massive centre, with many questions asked about his overall fitness and whether he will ever get another chance in the England shirt.While Leicester fans were undoubtedly happy to get the win, they will be equally thrilled to see a healthy Tuilagi. Looking fit as ever, his performance went a long way in answering some of those questions.Specifically, this try had all the hallmark characteristics of old school Manu – power and pace.Tuilagi ran a great line to receive a short Kyle Eastmond pass inside their own half, and then quickly bounced two tacklers before outrunning the rest of the defence. It was a moment of brilliance between George Ford, Eastmond and of course Tuilagi.“Manu is world-class in the lines he runs and unbelievably hard to stop. You could see today [what happens] if you put him a bit of space or give him a soft shoulder or a one on one,” said Ford.“It’s exactly what he need to do – get him in those positions. We worked hard on that all week. We’ve got to do our bit on the inside, at 10 and 12, Kyle and I, to give Manu, Telusa [Veianu], Jonny the space they need.ADVERTISEMENT“We’ve probably been paying (Manu) a bit of a disservice the way we’ve been playing him; telling him to run into brick walls all the time,” Ford admitted.“Exploiting space is what we as players and Geordie want, because if you want to bring the best out of players like Manu, who is one of the most powerful line-runners in the world and one of the most difficult to tackle.“You’ve got to put him in space and put him in on-on-one situations or even put him through holes in the defence on soft shoulders. So, it’s simplifying things, becoming better at executing things, running straighter, running good lines and holding guys up on the inside so Manu gets that half a hole.ADVERTISEMENT“As you saw today, he’s pretty lethal when we get that right.”Of course now there are the obligatory calls for Tuilagi’s inclusion in Eddie Jones’s England squad mini-camp at Bristol next Thursday. With runs like this, it will certainly give Jones something to think about.The Rugby Pod guys had an amusing chat about Manu’s rampaging run, mentioning how scary he can be at his best. They also touched on another far bigger premiershiprugby/therugbypod Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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