England centre Manu Tuilagi out for six months

London (AFP) –

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England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of action for six months after suffering a torn Achilles, Premiership club Sale have revealed.

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond said Tuilagi would undergo surgery next week.

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

The injury means Tuilagi will miss England's final match in the 2020 Six Nations and the entire Autumn Nations Cup campaign.