England’s and Leicester Tigers powerhouse Centre Manu Tuilagi is already facing more time on the sideline’s after being cited in his first match back after damaging his knee in the opening game off the season.
The 26-year-old faces disciplinary action for a dangerous tackle during Leicester’s 16 -25 home European defeat by Irish team Munster on Sunday in his first appearance since having knee surgery that saw him miss another round of England Internationals.
The rampaging centre as had a rough few years with Injuries having played 17 minutes of test rugby since 2014 and was playing his 1st match for Leicester tigers after missing the 2nd half of last season to a knee injury when he damaged his other knee in the season opener.
Only days before the England Coach Eddie Jones had stated Tuilagi would have been welcomed back into the England squad after he and Bath winger Denny Solomona had been sent home in disgrace from England’s Pre-Season camp for what was described as ‘team Culture Issues’ which was later found out that the pair had broken a set curfew and been out drinking until the early hours of the morning.
Also cited over the weekend was Leinster and Ireland’s International Prop forward Cian Healy who is charged with striking with his forearm, along with Exeter Chiefs lock Mitch Lees who is facing a charge of ‘Striking with his head during last weekend’s Champions Cup match for their respective teams.
The trio will all face hearings on Wednesday and if found guilty will all face a minimum of two weeks in the stands.