Manu Tuilagi
Tuilagi is to return to the bench for the visit of Warren Gatland's side Getty

Manu Tuilagi will end his England exile and return to the match day squad ahead of Saturday's Six Nations showdown with Wales.

Tuilagi, 24, has not played for England since June 2014 due to a persistent groin injury and disciplinary problems. He replaces Alex Goode in the 24-man squad and is set to start on the bench against Warren Gatland's side on Saturday 12 March. Wasps centre Elliot Daly will also retain his spot on the bench while Northampton prop Kieran Brookes has also been named.

Joe Launchbury, meanwhile, returns to the squad having missed the victory over Ireland with a hamstring injury. His replacement Maro Itoje also retains his place in the squad.

Jamie George is an injury concern with Luke Cowan-Dickie remaining in the squad on standby. "Jamie George sustained an injury to his arm during this afternoon's training so Luke Cowan-Dickie remains with the squad as cover while Jamie undergoes further medical assessments," said head coach Eddie Jones.

Tuilagi has scored 11 tries in 25 England appearances but was left out of the England World Cup squad in 2015 after he plead guilty to an assault charge on a police officer.

The Leicester Tigers centre was released to play for his club last weekend where he scored his first try in almost two years.