Rugby union player Manu Tuilagi is currently playing for the Leicester Tigers, having previously played for the England national team and the British and Irish Lions. The brother of fellow rugby player Freddie Tuilagi, it is evident that rugby is a strong family passion. Born in Samoa, Manu moved to England to follow in the rugby footsteps of his older brothers.
Manu began playing rugby in 2004, after joining the Rumney RFC when he was living in Cardiff. When he was 15 years old he moved to Leicester and looking to continue his passion for rugby he joined the Leicester Tigers academy. In 2009 Manu represented Tigers for the first time when he played against South Africa, a victorious game for the Tigers as they won 22-17.
Manu represented the senior Tigers’ team for the first time in the 2010-11 season. This season was very successful for Manu and he had the privilege of starting the majority of Leicester Tigers’ matches. Also during this season, due to his hard work and drive playing with the Leicester Tigers, Manu was selected for the England Saxons.
Unfortunately, in 2014 Manu was struck with a hamstring injury and could not play rugby for a period of time. He returned to the game in January 2016, playing for the Tigers in their win over the Northampton Saints. However, unfortunately, injury began to plague Manu, obtaining a series of injuries that stopped him from playing. He was on the sidelines for the majority of the 2016-17 season, making a comeback in the 2017-18 season to only be injured again.
As well as his time playing for the Leicester Tigers, Manu has also represented England internationally. His big break representing England came when he was selected to represent them in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. After an impressive performance in his first time representing the team, Manu was then selected to play in a number of other esteemed games for England. He was chosen as a regular starter during the world cup, proving himself to be a favourite with the press and public alike.
His next impressive performance came as part of the team at the 2012 Autumn Internationals. The team played against New Zealand, who had previously won the world cup, and proved victorious as England claimed 38-21 win. Manu was later selected for the 2013 Lions tour to Australia. He played in a number of the test, with impeccable performance throughout. In 2018 Manu was capped for the 28th time playing in the match against Australia.
Given his experience as a player and his continual success, Manu is the perfect candidate for a rugby speaker at your next event. With a multitude of personal experiences and inspiring tales to share, Manu is able to supply a wide variety of audiences with entertainment.
To book Manu Tuilagi as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Manu is known to cover the following topics:
- Drive & Determination
- International Rugby
- Domestic Rugby
- Six Nations
- World Cup
- British & Irish Lions
- Resilience & Longevity
- Dealing with Adversity
- Maximising Success