England Caps: 21 (13-1-17) England Points: 50 (10t)
England Debut: v Wales 2011
British & Irish Lions: 0
Lions Debut: NA
Test Record v Australia: 1 (0-0-1)
Samoan-born, Tuilagi played junior rugby at Hinckley RFC from U14's to U16's; winning the Leicestershire county cup at U16's. Well known for his big hits, sheer force and speed, Tuilagi is the only one of the six brothers to have played for England internationally.
Tuilagi began his first season with the senior Tigers side with plenty of promise. After becoming the Rugby Players’ Association Young Player of the Year for 2010/11, Tuilagi was handed that chance in the summer of 2011 and duly played his way into Martin Johnson’s Rugby World Cup squad.
A big part of Tuilagi's game is strength, either being able to tackle heavily or breaking through opposition lines and gaining ground, a debut try against Wales at Twickenham confirmed Tuilagi’s prowess.
Tuilagi became England’s youngest RWC player at 20 years and 115 days against Argentina, being 15 days younger than Jonny Wilkinson, who set the previous record in 1999.
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