English fat-fighting star Manu Tuilagi shreds 2kg of wood after giving up binge eating
MANU TUILAGI has checked in to the Fat Club – but is still keen to remove Premiership tracks.
The reduced English center lost 2kg after ending his guilty pleasure of gorging on food.
And he also had a global slimming partner in Sale Sharks midfielder Rohan Janse van Rensburg, who joined him to move wood.
Ahead of Sunday’s match at London Irish, Tuilagi said: “I weighed a kilogram or 2 kilograms too much – I’ve lost a bit of weight, but still weigh over 100 kilograms.
“I love my food. It’s all about the mindset, you probably think everything will be fine and you will be okay, until you think about it and change your mindset.
“The Beast, Rohan, asked me a question and nothing hurts more than the truth.
“I was in rehab for my hamstrings and we were playing pool, trying to teach him how to play pool, had some coffee and he said, ‘Can I ask you a question?’ And he asked me the question and since then we have said to ourselves: let’s do it.
“Running for 80 minutes, that 2kg can weigh you down a bit, so we thought, lose some weight and that would allow us to be a little more mobile, a little more agile.”
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Tuilagi will join England after playing on Sunday and believes he can still do serious damage to the club and the country.
After a series of horrific injuries, he added: “That kind of wrecking ball is a cross – I’m still heavy, but it’s more of a mentality.
“You can be the shortest of the guys while walking through brick walls. For me, I just want to get a little more involved but not change my game too much.”
Elsewhere today, Danny Cipriani is out for Bath after suffering a concussion in his first loss to Tuilagi’s Sale.
Scrum-half Ben Spencer is also absent, as is England winger Jack Nowell who is injured for the Exeter Chiefs.