Sale centre Manu Tuilagi has stated he would “like to play” for England on the 2023 Rugby World Cup however should keep match after a succession of accidents.
The Sharks and England agreed “a summer season of relaxation and a full pre-season” was greatest for Tuilagi earlier than the beginning of the season towards Northampton on Friday.
“We’ll see what occurs,” Tuilagi instructed the BBC Rugby Union Weekly podcast.
“I might like to play [at the World Cup] however for me it is simply staying match and coaching properly and taking part in properly.”
Since England’s 2019 Rugby World Cup closing defeat by South Africa, Tuilagi has struggled with harm, making simply six worldwide appearances.
Tuilagi, who was restricted to simply eight Premiership appearances for Sale final season, didn’t function in any of the membership’s pre-season fixtures as he continues his restoration.
“I simply need to be on the market,” he added. “It has been a troublesome pre-season. I did not do a lot of it. I used to be getting back from my knee. It has been powerful however I am again into it now and looking out ahead to it.
“For me there’s coaching and there is the sport. I can not wait.”