Manu Tuilagi (born 18 May 1991) is a Samoan born English professional rugby union player who currently plays for Aviva Premiership side Leicester Tigers. He can play on the wing or centre.
Manu Tuilagi used to play junior rugby at Hinckley RFC from U14's to U16's; winning the Leicestershire county cup at U16's. He was a student at John Cleveland College where he has won the Leicestershire schools county cup 3 years running and played in the U15's Daily Mail Vase where on the way to the Final at Twickenham Stadium.
Manu again played in the Daily Mail Vase final in u18's where he scored a try in the victory over Hampton School after collecting a crossfield kick.
Manu represented Leicester in the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham in 2009. The team wasn't very successful and only made it out of the first round, having beaten London Wasps. In this game, Tuilagi made a big hit on Wasps sevens captain Chris Bishay.
Manu played for the victorious Leicester Tigers side against South Africa at Welford Road on 6 November 2009.
He begins his first season (2010–11) with the senior Tigers side with plenty of promise, Tigers' Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill professing he expected Tuilagi to be a first-team regular, and to receive international honours for England before long. He is widely regarded as the long term solution at outside centre for England, and is expected to take over when Mike Tindall retires.