Sibset of the Week: The Tuilagis

Manu Tuilagi in action in Saturday's game against France, from bbc.co.uk

Manu Tuilagi in action in Saturday’s game against France, from bbc.co.uk

All of my rugby-loving friends share a great deal of affection for player Manu Tuilagi. Internationally he plays for the England side, a team which  beat France in a Six Nations game 23-13 over the weekend, with a try from Tuilagi helping to seal the win for the England side.

You can see what inspired this post right away, since I’m quite the sports lover. I spent some time a few days ago trying to explain the scoring system to a friend of mine who is basically clueless about sport in general. In return, he’s teaching me the basics of Skyrim.

A good deal, I think.

Going back to Manu, at a club level, he plays for Leicester Tigers, as did several of his elder brothers. You see, Manu is the youngest of seven brothers, of which at least 4 other brothers have at some point played for Leicester.

All the brothers are Samoan in origin, with Manu being the only one of the rugby-players to represent England rather than his home country of Samoa, and he has explained preference as being because of the length of time he’s spent playing in England.

The names of this sporty family? See below:

Fereti ‘Freddie’

Olotuli

Enele ‘Henry’

Alesana

Anitelea ‘Andy’

Sanele Vavae

Manu Samoa

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