Club Rugby

Leicester’s rivals seek to tempt Manu Tuilagi with pots of cash

Manu Tuilagi made just four appearances for Leicester last season and has not been seen on a rugby field in 13 months, but the Midlanders are increasingly aware – and wary – of suggestions that the human bowling ball may soon be rolling out of Welford Road for good.

Fresh face Auterac puts down a marker for England

To witness the uncapped loosehead prop Nick Auterac’s compelling combination of hard scrummaging and ballistic contributions in the loose in Bath’s 19-16 European Cup win over Leinster on Saturday was to see a man timing his run right for inclusion in the next national squad when it is named in January.