How bulky is Lawrence? I didnt think he was actually that big? He's a much different player to manu and doesnt have the power.
He’s definitely bulky. He’s 100kg, which doesn’t make him huge for a centre, but at only 5’11 (I say ‘only’ by the standards of international centres) it definitely makes him a pretty dense unit. Actually the exact same dimensions as Dan Frost, a hooker.
He is a very different player to Manu and I’ve said before that his handling and particularly his kicking game makes him a much better ball player than he’s given credit for. But I still wouldn’t want to see him paired with Manu. Lawrence has better ball playing than he’s given credit for, but that’s still not really enough to make up for Manu’s weaknesses.
This won’t be popular but I would actually opt for Faz at 12 before I went for a Tuilagi-Lawrence pairing. Manu-Marchant would be my ideal pick though.