Manu Tuilagi: 'I want to have impact from bench'

Lions' Manu Tuilagi trains on June 3, 2013
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British and Irish Lions centre Manu Tuilagi admits that he was "over the moon" to be selected in the squad to face Australia in the final Test match.

British and Irish Lions centre Manu Tuilagi has revealed that being named in the squad for the final Test match with Australia is a "massive achievement".

Tuilagi has been named on the bench by coach Warren Gatland, but the Leicester Tigers player is determined to make an impact should he be introduced into the action.

The 22-year-old told reporters: "When I heard my name, I was over the moon.

"I will play my normal game. I will try to have an impact from the bench, but I won't put any added pressure on myself.

"Making the Lions squad was an unbelievable feeling in the first place, but to be named in the Test squad is a massive achievement."

The series is locked at 1-1, after Australia responded to the Lions' dramatic first Test triumph with a narrow success of their own last weekend.

Lions' Manu Tuilagi trains on June 3, 2013
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