Sunday, March 06, 2011
Manu Tuilagi scored a fantastic try yesterday as his Leicester Tigers side had their nine-game winning run come to an end with a 15-14 loss to Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. Tuilagis try was quite special though, so thats featured here now.
Despite this try, it wasnt a great day for the Tigers as they came within a point of victory after Billy Twelvetrees, who had just come onto the pitch, missed a last-minute penalty attempt that would have given them the win at Welford Road.
They had the lead at halftime following a great try from Manu Tuilagi, the younger of the two first choice Tigers brothers. He has been steadily building his way up the England ranks and with form like this, might just somehow sneak into World Cup consideration, although at this stage it may be a bit too late.
His try was out of the top drawer though, with Kiwis Scott Hamilton and Thomas Waldrom feeding Samoan Alesana Tuilagi, before a long pass reached younger brother Manu. He then brushed aside two tackle attempts before ploughing over the last as he went in at the corner.
It wasnt enough though, as the disappointing loss for his side means that Saracens are now up to within two points of the Tigers at the top of the table. It was a great try nevertheless.
You'll be able to view highlights from the game on the Eplayer sometime within the next day or so. If you're not sure what the Eplayer is, it's to the right and looks like this .
Manu Tuilagi's well timed tackle vs Northampton Saints
Alesana Tuilagi huge hit on Mark van Gisbergen
Manu Tuilagi's smashing tackle on Tom Williams