England centre Manu Tuilagi has rejected a profitable supply from French membership Racing 92 and signed a recent address Leicester Tigers.
Tuilagi’s contract ran out in the summertime and he had been to France to discuss phrases with Racing.
Nonetheless the 27-one year-broken-downtold the Tigers internet page:“This is a huge membership and it diagram plenty to me and my family.
“I address the membership and I must repay the loyalty they’ve shown me in my time here.”
The dimensions of his recent address the Premiership aspect has no longer been published.
Tuilagi has spent all his profession with Tigers. He made his debut in 2010, with the predominant of his 31 England appearances coming the next one year.
“I’m very obsessive about taking half in my piece in bringing reduction the success all of us ask at this sort of large membership,” he added.
“This used to be a huge probability for me to make nonetheless I’m very delighted so as to keep here, I if reality be told include various pals here.”
A circulation to France can also include viewed his international profession halted, with the Rugby Soccer Union fully selecting gamers who play domestic rugby in England.
Tuilagi returned to the England aspect in November after a prolonged absence thru injury and made his first Six Countries open in six years in the victory over Eire in Dublin.
Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “Manu is a world-class player with a staunch X-ingredient about his recreation and somebody would need him in their group. He’s been here a truly very prolonged time, his coronary heart is here and we’re all delighted that he wants to keep.
“He’s at his physical peak as a player at 27, he is a frontrunner inner the squad and we find forward to seeing many more gigantic performances from him in a Tigers shirt.”