Aviva Premiership: Manu Tuilagi signs new 'long-term' deal at Leicester Tigers

Last Updated: 30/05/13 11:23am

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Manu Tuilagi: Has signed a new 'long-term' contract with the Leicester Tigers

Manu Tuilagi: Has signed a new 'long-term' contract with the Leicester Tigers

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Aviva Premiership champions Leicester Tigers have confirmed Manu Tuilagi has agreed a new long-term contract at Welford Road.

The 22-year-old centre, who is one of six Tigers in the British & Irish Lions squad on tour this summer, has scored 19 tries in 62 appearances, including one in last weekend's Premiership Final win over Northampton.

Tuilagi has 21 England caps to his name and was named Young Player of the Year by supporters for a second time in three seasons.

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill has labelled the Samoa-born ace as 'world class', stating he will only keep improving with age and experience.

World class

"Manu is a world-class talent and has taken every challenge that has come his way in his stride in the last three years as a senior player," Cockerill told the club's official website.

"Manu is a world-class talent and has taken every challenge that has come his way in his stride in the last three years as a senior player."
Cockerill on Tuilagi

"We all know what he can do, but he is maturing as a player all the time too which means he is getting better and better with every season.

"He was very proud to have the opportunity to follow his brothers into the Leicester Tigers team, Leicester is his home and we're delighted that he has committed his long-term future to the club."

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