sport news England and Sale suffer massive blow as Manu Tuilagi is ruled out for six months

England suffer huge blow with Manu Tuilagi out for six months - missing the autumn internationals and the Six Nations - after tearing his achilles in Sale's win over Northampton Manu Tuilagi picked up the injury against Northampton in win on Tuesday night  England and Sale powerhouse had been on superb form for his clubs side  He will be sidelined for England's final Six Nations game and autumn clashes  Powerful centre is also out for next year's Six Nations which ends in March 

By Nik Simon for MailOnline

Published: 12:25 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 13:20 BST, 1 October 2020

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Sale and England have suffered a major blow after Manu Tuilagi was ruled out for six months with a torn Achilles.

The centre suffered the injury during Tuesday's victory over Northampton and will undergo surgery next week.

The powerhouse is going to be sidelined for England's final Six Nations clash against , which was postponed by the coronavirus crisis, and all of the autumn internationals that follow. He is also expected to miss next year's Six Nations competition.  

Manu Tuilagi suffered the torn Achilles in Sale's clash with Northampton on Tuesday

Manu Tuilagi suffered the torn Achilles in Sale's clash with Northampton on Tuesday

Tuilagi looked dejected as he sat in the stands having been helped off and now needs surgery

Tuilagi looked dejected as he sat in the stands having been helped off and now needs surgery

ENGLAND GAMES TUILAGI WILL MISS: 

October 25 vs Barbarians 

October 31 vs (Six Nations) (A)

Autumn Nations Cup: 

November 14 vs Georgia (H)

November 21 vs Ireland (H)

November 28 vs Wales (A)

Six Nations 2021: 

February 6 vs Scotland (H)

February 13 vs (H)

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