England attack coach Mike Catt has indicated that Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi may be shifted onto the wing for the second test against New Zealand.
The option would allow the England coaching team to re-establish the successful partnership struck up between Billy Twelvetrees and Luther Burrell during the 6 Nations whilst still keeping Tuilagi in the starting XV.
“It’s about whatever’s best for the team. It’s not about development, it’s about this weekend,” Catt said.
“If it’s right to put Manu on the wing, we’ll put him on the wing.
“We’ve got a couple of training sessions over the next couple of days to make a decision.
“Nothing is set in stone and there are a lot of permutations.
“Manu was extremely good at attacking at the weekend. He was a massive attacking threat and you need that against a top All Blacks side.”