Leicester Tigers backs coach Paul Burke lauded centre Manu Tuilagi after his performance in their 31-6 bonus-point victory over Newcastle.
The 22-year-old England international created two of the Tigers' five tries at Welford Road in a result that takes them top of the Aviva Premiership.
"The break he made for (Graham) Kitchener's try was outstanding. It shows how immense he can be, and how strong he is," said Burke.
"It was Manu's first game since the Lions and he got through 75 minutes and showed how important he is to our team. He got cramp at the end and we took him off as a precaution.
"You know what he brings to the table, he is a very aggressive player. He will admit he was a bit rusty at times but it was his first hit-out and he will be better for that performance.
"There are not many players in world rugby who can do what Manu does. He is very important to our team and it's important we get him up to speed. We have got a big six weeks coming up."