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Leicester Tigers wing Manu Tuilagi granted work permit

Manu Tuilagi
Tuilagi has progressed through the ranks at Welford Road

Leicester Tigers winger Manu Tuilagi will be able to continue his career at Welford Road after finally being granted a work permit.

The 19-year-old England Under-18 back had his original request for a UK permit turned down by the Home Office.

But the decision has been overturned and he has been granted indefinite leave to remain in the county.

"I always wanted to stay. I went to school in this area and my friends are here," he told the club website.

"It is a big day for me to be told this good news and now I can concentrate on my rugby career with Leicester Tigers."

Leicester rugby director Peter Wheeler said: "This is great news.

"On behalf of Manu and his family, Leicester Tigers would like to thank everyone who has shown their support for his case."



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Tigers' Tuilagi in permit problem
15 Jun 10 |  Leicester


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