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Tuilagi happy in England

Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi has played down links with a move to Super 15 - and vowed he never wants to give up playing for England.

The Leicester centre's brother, Freddie, is out at the World Cup and was quoted as telling a local newspaper over the weekend that he was exploring options in New Zealand, saying: "We're already talking to a few people. In the future he (Manu) wants to explore different options and experience Super 15."

But if Tuilagi was to leave England, he would be ineligible for international selection under new Rugby Football Union regulations, and he said: "I am loving playing rugby for England. This is my first World Cup and hopefully it won't be my last."

He added: "When you do something you like, you want to do it all your life.

"I would love to carry on playing for England and win some matches.

"It means everything to get to this level. I feel pretty lucky to be playing for Leicester and England. I am really happy.

"I am really happy to be at Leicester. I have still got a couple of years there. I am not really thinking about the future. I am just thinking about this World Cup and the game on Saturday."