Monday, February 20, 2012

Cockerill buoyed by Manu return

Tigers chief thrilled to have Tuilagi and Flood back on song

Leicester rugby director Richard Cockerill admitted he does not envy England head coach Stuart Lancaster's task of selecting his team to face Wales on Saturday.

Internationals Manu Tuilagi and Toby Flood played big roles as Leicester avenged their Premiership play-off final defeat at Twickenham last May and ended a Saracens unbeaten home record which dated back to October 2010.

"Manu had a long lay-off with injury but he's now played two 80 minutes and was still charging for the line at the end," stated Cockerill. "While Floody had a torrid time in last week's disappointing defeat at Exeter and showed his quality with those penalties. "England have done well with the guys they have, so how they may or may not fit in those two is, happily, not my problem.  -


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