When Manu Tuilagi is fit and firing England have a much stronger shape to their backline threats.

His talent has been apparent for some time but injuries clipped his international appearances to a handful in the last five years.

So England tried a mix of remedies in case the midfield back wasn't back to full noise for the World Cup.


Some brought promise against lesser rivals while the public championed George Ford to bring his dazzle to the duties.

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