Manu Tuilagi looks ‘terrifyingly powerful’ as sales center prepares for comeback against Bristol

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Manu Tuilagi looks ‘terrifyingly powerful’ as injured sales center prepares for first appearance in eight months against Premier Bristol

  • The 30-year-old will make his long-awaited comeback against Bristol on Friday
  • The center has been out of action since he ruptured his Achilles tendon in September
  • Sale believes Manu Tuilagi is ready to have a ‘scary’ impact on their title challenge

Manu Tuilagi will make his long-awaited comeback on Friday and Sale believes England center is ready to have a ‘scary’ impact on their Premier League title challenge.

The 30-year-old, who has not been in action since he broke his Achilles tendon in September, is likely on the bench against league-leader Bristol.

Rugby sales director Alex Sanderson said: “Manu is in excellent shape. He looks huge, not out of shape huge, just as strong as a bull.

Manu Tuilagi sales center looks 'strong as a bull' and 'terrifyingly powerful' during training

Manu Tuilagi sales center looks ‘strong as a bull’ and ‘terrifyingly powerful’ during training

‘The guys did some live tackles and I had to stop him because he just ran through it.

‘It’s exciting to watch. He looked scary, scary powerful. ‘

Asked if he had stopped Tuilagi – in terms of his return – Sanderson said, ‘I couldn’t stop him if I wanted to, the man is too strong!

“We’re just aware, because he’s fit now, we’re throwing him in and overloading him.”

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