England star Manu Tuilagi facing six-month lay-off after Achilles injury

England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out for six months by a torn Achilles.

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond has revealed that Tuilagi will undergo surgery next week.

“Manu will be a loss to England and Sale,” Diamond said.

The injury means Tuilagi will miss England’s entire Autumn Nations Cup and Six Nations campaigns.