AP – Powerful centre Manu Tuilagi is back in England’s training squad ahead of the Six Nations clash against Wales.
The explosive backline ball-carrier was included Monday in a group of 33 players to begin preparations for a likely title showdown against Warren Gatland’s Wales at Twickenham on March 12.
It is the Leicester centre’s first appearance in an England squad since 2014 due to a groin injury.
The 24-year-old Tuilagi played in a domestic Premiership match on Sunday, with the Leicester Tigers beating London Irish 47-20.
Meanwhile, England fullback Mike Brown escaped a citing for the incident that left Conor Murray requiring stitches to a wound in his head in Saturday’s 21-10 Six Nations victory over Ireland.
Brown kicked Murray after repeatedly swinging his boot in an attempt to dislodge the ball from the hands of the prone Munster halfback, whose match was ended with nine minutes remaining in order that he could receive treatment.
A statement issued by Six Nations organisers outlining the disciplinary cases arising from the weekend revealed that Brown had avoided any action being taken for an act that was reviewed at the time on the big screen by referee Romain Poite.